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Coming up on News 7-
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Game wardens put in overtime to keep folks safe at Smith Mountain Lake. An S-U-V lands into one airport terminal in Florida. And the gurgitator strikes again at New York's Coney Island. Plus, the sights and sounds from the annual fireworks show at Victory Stadium.
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News 7 is next.

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It's one of the busiest attractions in the area on the Fourth of July, and just like on the roads, state law enforcement officials are on patrol.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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[******ANCHOR TAG******] Thousands of people celebrated the Fourth of July this weekend at Smith Mountain Lake. Game Wardens have been working overtime to keep the waters safe, and as Jennifer Wishon reports, our nation's independence isn't the only thing being celebrated.
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Game and Inland Fisheries officials will be monitoring the lake by air as well as by water tomorrow.

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An 8 year old Lynchburg boy drowned in a swimming pool while on a church trip yesterday. It happened around 3-thirty at the Miller Home of Lynchburg for Girls. Johnathan William Lyons died after attempts made by church staff and firefighters to revive him were unsuccessful. A group from the New Dearington Baptist Church had rented the pool for the afternoon. The lifeguard who was supposed to be on duty had not shown up. A pastor who directs youth activities was beside the pool, but did NOT see Lyons enter the pool area.

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At least one person was injured in a wreck on the Blue Ridge Parkway this afternoon.
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The wreck happened shortly before 6 o'clock, at mile marker-103 near Route 460. Parkway officials say this car ran off the road, went over an embankment, hit a tree, and turned over. The driver was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with unspecified injuries.
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On this Fourth of July, some Iraqis say they're celebrating a new kind of freedom, but the threat of more violence continues. One american family is awaiting word on the fate of their son kidnapped almost two weeks ago. Teri Okita reports from Baghdad.
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((TRACK: INTERNET RUMORS HAVE BEEN CIRCULATING ALL WEEKEND ABOUT THE BEHEADING OF MARINE CORPORAL WASSEF ALI HASSOUN. BUT NOW, HIS CAPTORS SAY THE WEB POSTING IS A FAKE AND DENY KILLING THE SOLDIER. THE U-S MILITARY HASNT CONFIRMED ANY REPORT AND NO NEW VIDEO HAS SURFACED OF HASSOUN DEAD OR ALIVE.
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SOT: He's a very peaceful and caring and loving person and I hope nothing bad will happen to him.

TERI STANDUP: Almost a week after the handover, Americans and other coalition forces are not the only ones caught in the crosshairs. Iraqi civilians continue to be victims of daily attacks. APTN TRACK: Locals say at least a dozen Iraqis have been killed across this weekend by coalition troops or suicide bombs. But while Iraqis wrestle with the violence and the weight of a burgeoning democracy, some U-S troops took time out to recognize America's independence day - any way they could. APTN
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"Oh it's the fourth of July and this is the ten K - we don't have too much fun out here. Not that 6.4 miles is fun but it's something different. TRACK: Fifteen months after arriving here, 20-thousand troops from the Army's first armored division and the second armored Cavalry began packing up amid a ceremony honoring their efforts.
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SOT: "I am confident that our actions have shown the Iraqi people how much we value our freedom. It is a shining exampl

e that cannot be ignored" TRACK: Commanders had feared insurgents would use the holiday to stage a symbolic attack, so soldiers carried out their normal routine, but celebrations may take place later in the month. Teri Okita, CBS News, Baghdad.))
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Still to come on the newscast, Love the beach, but HATE jellyfish? Well, a new product under development may take the sting out of the sea...
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and New York takes the first step towards healing many of the wounds from the September Eleventh attacks.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Annika makes a run at another US Open title, Roger Federer defends at Wimbledon, and Lance rides on in the Tour de France. Plus, we'll check in on the Pulaski Blue Jays, and John Swofford weighs in on the benefits of ACC expansion. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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As the country celebrated its freedom, today also marked the beginning of a new symbol of freedom in New York. Kelly Cobiella has the story.
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((NATS BAGPIPES) IN A SOMBER PATRIOTIC SERVICE, POLITICIANS AND 9-ELEVEN FAMILIES MARKED THE COUNTRY'S BIRTHDAY WITH A RE-BIRTH.
SOT MICHAEL BLOOMBERG/NEW YORK CITY MAYOR

"By laying this magnificent cornerstone of hope, we are reaffirming life at ground zero,"
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IT IS THE FIRST STONE IN WHAT WILL BECOME A TOWER OF TWISTED GLASS AND STEEL... RISING 17-HUNDRED-76 FEET HIGH... AN ABSTRACT OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY... AS MUCH A SYMBOL OF FREEDOM AS IT IS OFFICE SPACE.
(SOT GEORGE PATAKI/NEW YORK GOVERNOR

"A tower that will honor the heroes that we lost on that tragic day and serve as a reminder than not only did our friends and family die on this sacred ground, but that they lived, worked, and dreamed here too."
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"The laying of the cornerstone is a symbolic first step. construction can't begin in earnest until the remainder of the parking garage here at the world trade center site is removed. that's expected to happen by the end of the year." FOR SOME WHO LOST LOVED ONES IN THE ATTACKS... THE FOCUS IS IN THE WRONG PLACE..
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"this is a graveyard to us." WILLIAM HEALY LOST HIS NIECE IN THE ATTACKS.. AND SAYS THIS CEREMONY SHOULD MARK THE START OF CONSTRUCTION ON A PLACE TO GRIEVE.. NOT A TOWER.
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"THIS IS SACRED GROUND. THE MEMORIAL SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE. THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE CORNERSTONE TODAY FOR THE MEMORIAL."
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BUT FOR MOST... IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON.
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"God has given us life so we have to keep it going." THE 20-TON GRANITE SLAB AND ITS MESSAGE WILL EVENTUALLY DISAPPEAR INTO THE BUILDING'S FOUNDATION 70 FEET BELOW GROUND. THE TOWER SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY 2009. KELLY COBIELLA, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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A crash landing at one Florida airport -- but it wasn't by an airplane.
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An S-U-V made a surprise landing into a crowded terminal this morning at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport. The vehicle slammed into a Southeast Airlines ticket counter and smashed through a wall before stopping. Witnesses say they heard a tremendous boom as the Lincoln Navigator burst through two sets of automatic doors.
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The driver, 33-year-old Alex Vila of Michigan, was taken into custody after police say he tried to escape. Officials say Vila suffered minor scratches and bruises -- but was the only one hurt in the accident. Southeast Airlines' operations were not affected by the crash, and no one was at the counter when it happened.
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For beach goers, sunscreen and bug spray have been on the market for decades, but what about a repellant that wards off jellyfish?
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Researchers at the University of Florida are working on a lotion that does just that. The lotion emits a chemical that tells jellyfish that their tentacles have already brushed up against an object or another jellyfish, telling it not to sting.
Experts say they hope the lotion will not only help swimmers, but commercial fishermen who haul in large nets of fish as well.
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Still to come, if you missed some of tonight's fireworks celebrations, we'll take you there...
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and also, for the fourth straight year he chewed up the competition, and his old record.
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A new development is coming to the city of Roanoke, and it is designed to look different than others.
Joe Dashiell takes a look at what could be a new trend in home building, and what it could mean for the city.
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((A gated community that promises distinctive architecture, lush landscaping and a no-maintenance lifestyle might seem more at home in the suburbs, but The Coach Homes of Southwood are located within the city limits not far from Franklin Road.
Priced in the neighborhood of 400- thousand dollars, these homes are selling.
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((ALEXANDER BOONE/BOONE & COMPANY SALES MANAGER: IT'S OUR INITIAL FORAY INTO LARGE SCALE DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE AND WHAT WE'VE REALLY TRIED TO CREATE AS YOU CAN SEE IS AN ARCHITECTURALLY DISTINCT COMMUNITY THAT FOCUSES ON THE INTERIORS OF COURSE, BUT ON THE EXTERIOR AS WELL.))
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While a city needs a diverse housing market with a wide range of prices, officials would like to see more developments like this one... more upscale neighborhoods that bolster the tax base, and the city's economic development efforts.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: I THINK FOR A LONG TIME, DEVELOPERS DIDN'T REALLY LOOK AT THE CITY AS A PLACE TO BUILD NEW AND DIFFERENT TYPES OF HOUSING CHOICES, AND YET WE FIND AS A CITY AS WE TALK WITH PEOPLE LOOKING TO RELOCATE THAT THEY REALLY ARE INTERESTED IN LIVING IN A CITY BUT SOMETIMES WE HAVEN'T HAD THE CHOICES TO MAKE AVAILABLE TO THEM.))
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City Manager Darlene Burcham believes that is changing, and says the success of new developments like The Coach Homes of Southwood will only encourage more people to consider a Roanoke address.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest was a popular place to celebrate this Fourth of July.
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Jefferson-era interpreters were on hand to sign up children for the Revolutionary War. Meanwhile a "physick" showed visitors how teeth were pulled and explained that "bleeding" was a cure- all for fevers.

Archeologists were also on hand to explain the on- going projects they have going on at the former president's summer home. Two- thousand visitors were expected to spend the day at Poplar Forest.
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Thomas Jefferson helped draft the Declaration of Independence when he was in his early 30s. Sherbins says Jefferson was a private person, but felt called to serve the public and help carry out the document he helped craft.
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Folks in Roanoke were treated to some explosive music this evening.
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The annual Music for Americans celebration kicked off once again. Festival goers were treated to the sounds of Motown, and a performace by the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. And after the music, the skies lit up once again with the annual fireworks display. We'll have a little more of that later on in the newscast.
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Coming up, Meg Mallon wins her 2nd US Women's Open, twice is nice for Federer at Wimbledon, and an early season look at the Pulaski Blue Jays, but first our extra point,
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Alfonso Soriano hit a 2 run homer today leading the Rangers over the Astros 18 to 3. Tonight the all star teams were announced and Soriano was the AL's leading vote getter with over 3.4 million votes.
In the NL, former Martinsville Phillie Scott Rolen was the top vote getter. The MidSummer Classic is set for next Tuesday in Houston.
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Let's start on the links outside Boston where Meg Mallon held off Annika Sorenstam in this afternoon's final round to win the US Women's Open for a second time.
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Sorenstam finished off a 67 with two birdies but there was no catching Mallon.
The 41 year old carded a 6-under 65 to finish at 10-under par. It's the best final round by a winner in the 59 year history of the women's open. Her second victory in the championship and fourth major earned Mallon 560 grand.
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On the PGA Tour, Stephen Ames finished the Western Open at 10-under, good for his first tour win. Ames, the first touring pro from Trinidad and Tobago, edged Steve Lowery by two shots.
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Roger Federer is the top ranked men's tennis player in the world and a repeat champion at Wimbledon after taking out Andy Roddick in today's final.
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Roddick won the first set but Federer, the 22 year old Swiss star withstood the American's powerful serve, winning the championship in four sets. He improved to 3 and oh in Grand Slam finals after his own 124 mile per hour serve flew past Roddick. Federer will try to make it 4 at the US Open.
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Lance Armstrong chose to bide his time in today's first official stage of the Tour de France.
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Armstrong finished comfortably in the 48th position in today's 125 mile stage, within the main pack of riders. He is still 3rd overall, 8 seconds off the pace.
The stage was highlighted by a pair of crashes including this one. Estonia's Jaan Kirsipuu won the stage while Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland still wears the yellow jersey.
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Miami and Virginia Tech are now officially members of the ACC. With football media days less than a month away, ACC Commish John Swofford is excited about the possibilities presented by both the Canes and the Hokies.
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The Pulaski Blue Jays started this Appalachian League season like gangbusters winning their first nine games. And although they had lost four straight entering tonight's game with Danville, the Jays have set the bar high two weeks into the season. Intern reporter Frankie Gunnell has more.
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No ketchup, no mustard, just a bun and a dog. That's how the competitors of the annual hot dog eating contest on Coney Island eat their franks.
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For the fourth year in a row The Gurgitator, Takeru Kobayashi (tah-KAH-roo koh-bee-YAH-shee)from Japan walked away with the hot dog eating title, and broke his personal best by eating 53 and a half dogs and buns in 12 minutes. Kobayashi was proud to accept another title and thanked his fellow Japanese competitor Nobuyuki Shirota for spurring him on.
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((KOBAYASHI:(TRANSLATED) I FEEL GREAT, MOSTLY IT WAS ALL CONCENTRATION AND ALSO THE PRESENCE OF SHIROTA PUSHED ME TO WIN.))
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The competitors came from around the world to go up against Kobayashi but couldn't come close to the 50 plus dogs. Although an American, Sonya Thomas, did break the previous women's record after woofing down 32 dogs.
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