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Coming up on News 7,
State officials at Smith Mountain Lake beef up patrols this Fourth of July.
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And suburbia in the city. Roanoke city officials roll out the welcome mat for a popular new trend.
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Tonight in sports, we'll check in with the red hot Pulaski Blue Jays, John Swofford expounds on the expanded ACC, and
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Roger Federrer repeats at Wimbledon.
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Showers and storms putting a damper on outdoor plans this afternoon, but will the lightning replace the fireworks displays tonight? A look at Skytracker7 and the 7-Day Planner coming up. [Video-Open]
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[TAKE WXPRO FULL] A line of thunderstorms rolls through the area, bringing high winds, sudden downpours and dramatic lightning.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.
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The storms started mid-afternoon, threatening to wash out 4th of July celebrations like cookouts and fireworks displays.
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But will the storms continue into the night? Let's check in now with Brent Watts...

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The skies were clear above Smith Mountain Lake this afternoon. Thousands of boats have hit the water this holiday weekend - making Virginia's Department of Game and Inland Fisheries work overtime. [TAKE NEWS 7 AT 6 IN BAM]
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Jennifer Wishon was at the lake today and rode along with some game wardens. Jenn - how did things look out there? Myranda - The lake was very crowded and rough.
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Game Wardens are working very hard to make sure holiday revelers stay safe while having fun and so far so good. There were an estimated 4- thousand boats on the water last night and another 5- thousand are expected tonight fourth of July celebrations - Game Wardens are hoping the fireworks stay in the sky.
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Game Wardens teamed up with state and local police on Friday for a sobriety checkpoint on the lake. About 70 boats were pulled over - but no one was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. So far no accidents have been reported either.
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Myranda - if this trend continues Game Wardens say this could end up being the safest Fourth of July Weekend in Lake history.

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Many chose to celebrate Independence Day on land today at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.
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Jefferson-era interpreters were on hand to sign children up for the Revolutionary Military. 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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Police have identified the man whose body was found lying in a road in Henry County.
Officials say 48 year old Raymond Scales' body was found around two o'clock yesterday morning on Route-220 Business, just south of Route-685. Investigators say Scales was struck by at least two vehicles. Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call the Henry County Sheriff's Office.

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Still to come on the newscast, a local tourist attraction wins a key thumbs-up for a controversial project...
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and who says city life can't look like the country. We'll take a look at a new trend in design and building up next.

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When Roanoke celebrated home ownership month recently, the city featured a new development with an upscale edge.

Tonight, Joe Dashiell takes a look at the Coach Homes of Southwood, and considers what developments like it could mean for the city of Roanoke.
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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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A controversial plan to develop Explore Park appears to be moving forward.
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Roanoke County's board of supervisors recently approved a proposal to lift a conservation overlay that puts strict limits on any construction or activities involving private business at the Park. That means the county can now seriously consider its plan to build a new amphitheater and R-V campground at the Park.
Many residents, however, oppose the plan because of concerns over increased traffic and buffer zones.
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Still ahead on the newscast, Miss Virginia talks about her battle with a eating disorder...
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and also, the top two seeds battle it out in the finals at Wimbledon. We'll have all the highlights in sports.
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In health review,
Computerized IV's at Carilion Medical Center...
And, Miss Virginia speaks out about her battle with an eating disorder -- as a celebrity reportedly struggles with anorexia.
Joy Sutton has details.
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The New Miss Virginia says she suffered with bulimia for two years. Mariah Rice says the eating disorder stemmed from depression over the loss of several family members. Now she's reaching out to other young women, through her platform, "Fighting Insecurity in Young Teens.
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Rice is not alone published reports say Mary Kate Olsen, one of the famous Olsen twins, is batting an eating disorder.
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While Olsen's struggle has been made public -- there are many teenage girls who are starving or purging themselves to be thin.
The warning signs of an eating disorder include excessive weight loss, obsession over calories, spending lots of time in the mirror, obsession over exercising, and being secretive about eating.
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(( IF THESE WARNINGS SIGNS GO UNCHECKED SEVERE MEDICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS CAN RESULT SUCH AS HEART PROBLEMS, KIDNEY PROBLEM, LIVER PROBLEMS. BUT WITH TREATMENT THESE PROBLEMS CAN BE REVERSED)) [RUNS18]
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In other medical news, Carilion Medical Center is in the process of switching to computerized IV- pumps at its hospitals to reduce the risk of medication errors.
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The Alaris pump can be programmed specifically for each patient --and automatically calculates the right dosage amount and rate the medication should be given.
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((BEFORE WE HAD TO GO TO THE COMPUTER AND DO ALL OF OUR LONG DIVISION TO COME UP WITH OUR RATE. SO THIS WAY YOU JUST PROBE IT IN THERE AND IT'S READY TO GO AS SOON AS YOU HANG IT)) [RUNS9] [OUT Qyou hang it] If there a medication error, the pump beeps to alert the nurse. Carilion says although medication errors are rare - it wants to offer another layer of protection for its patients.
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Coming up, Gordon and Hendrick derail Dale, Jr., Lance Armstrong takes it easy today, and
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the Pulaski Blue Jays are tearing up the Appy League two weeks into the season.
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Top seeded Roger Federrer outlasted American Andy Roddick to claim his 2nd straight Wimbledon title today.
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Federrer, the 22 year old Swiss star withstood the power game of Roddick, winning the championship in four sets. He improved to 3 and oh in Grand Slam finals after his 124 mile per hour serve flew past Roddick, and he firmly cemented his ranking as the world's top player.
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Lance Armstrong finished comfortably in the 48th position in today's 125 mile stage of the Tour de France. He finished within the main pack of riders and is still 3rd overall.
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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To the ballparks where the Braves tried to keep pace in the NL East standings, knocking out the Red Sox for the second time in three days.
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The Bravos fell behind 4-nothing in this one, but found plenty of offense with 9 runs in the fifth inning. Chipper Jones smoked his 12th bomb of the season off of Derek Lowe
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as Atlanta won it big over the Bosox 10 to 4.
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The Pulaski Blue Jays have been flying high on the Appalachian League Baseball scene as of late. After winning their first nine games of the season, the Blue Jays have taken the eastern division by storm, and show no signs of slowing down. Intern reporter Frankie Gunnell has more.
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((During batting practice at Pulaski Blue Jay games you can hear the theme song to Survivor being played over the intercom. Ironically, at the start of this season the Blue Jays have had no trouble surviving the competition of Appalachian League baseball with one of the hottest starts in all of the minor leagues, winning their first nine games. A start not even their head coach saw coming.
Gary; You never
The reason for the Blue Jays inability to lose in the month of June falls squarely on the bats of a lineup that has six players hovering around the 300 mark. Team captain and clean-up hitter Nick Thompson anchors an offense that averages close to nine runs a game. And it's no suprise who he gives credit to.
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What's more impressive than the Blue Jays ability to score has been the depth and quality of their pitching. Pulaski has sent five different arms to the mound this season who have combined for an ERA of 1.86. Leading the way for the Blue Jays is reigning pitcher of the week Yesson Berrora and ninteen year old Brian Grant.
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As hot as Pulaski's start is they have no room to slip if they want to stay in first place. Hot on the Blue Jays heels is the Bluefield Orioles. The two teams will duke it out for eastern division bragging rights in a three game series starting July 7th in Bluefield. Frankie Gunnell News 7 Sports.))
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And before that series, the Blue Jays will be home tomorrow night and Tuesday hosting Danville.


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Last night's Pepsi 400 was a two fold victory for Hendrick Motorsports which dethroned DEI.
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Jeff Gordon won for the 4th time this season and second straight from the pole.
And his teammate Jimmie Johnson came home second and now leads the points chase by 27 over Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
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The new ACC became official earlier this week with the long awaited addition of Virginia Tech and Miami as members. Commissioner John Swofford the newcomers present the league with several exciting opportunities.
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