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Not exactly a surprise, but now, official--
Democrat John Kerry has tapped John Edwards to be his running mate in the race for the White House.
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And, an autopsy is scheduled today for a woman's body found in Augusta County over the weekend. [WX-Head]
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Warm and humid weather continues with a better chance of showers and storms tomorrow. I'll have your forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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At a rally in Pittsburgh, John Kerry announces his right-hand man-- completing the Democratic Presidential ticket.


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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
John Kerry says his new running mate ``understands and defends the values of America.''
However, not everyone is thrilled with the selection of John Edwards as the number two man on the Democratic ticket.
Some Democrats are concerned that Edwards may NOT have the experience needed to do the job.
Aleen Sirgany is in Washington this afternoon, with more on Kerry's long- awaited announcement.
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(nat:the next sen will be john edwards from north carolina)


TRACK: IN RECENT YEARS, VICE PRESIDENTIAL PICKS HAVE OFTEN BEEN A COMPLETE SURPRISE. BUT JOHN KERRY WENT WITH THE MAN MANY BELEIVED TOPPED HIS SHORT LIST.

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" John Edwards is ready for this job. He is ready for this job ."
TRACK: FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE CAMPAIGN SIGN READS BOTH OF THEIR NAMES: "KERRY -- EDWARDS, A STRONGER AMERICA".

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together john edwards and i are going to fight to build one america for all americans.
TRACK: WITH ONLY ONE-TERM IN THE SENATE, EDWARDS DOESN'T HAVE THE EXPERIENCE OF THE OTHER CONTENDERS, WHO INCLUDED REPRESENTATIVE DICK GEPHARDT. BUT MANY DEMOCRATS WERE IMPRESSED WITH EDWARDS' STRONG SHOWING IN THE PRIMARIES, WHERE HE OUTLASTED ALL BUT KERRY. AND EDWARDS WON OVER THE PARTY WITH HIS CHARISMA AND PIZAZZ.

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" I know his skill. I know his passion. I know his strength. I know his conscience. I know his faith. "
TRACK: EDWARDS AND KERRY HAVE ONLY A FEW MAJOR POLICY DISAGREEMENTS. ONE IS NAFTA. EDWARDS CAMPAIGNED AGAINST IT, KERRY WAS FOR IT. ANOTHER IS THE DEATH PENALTY: EDWARDS SUPPORTS IT, KERRY DOES NOT.
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An autopsy is planned today on a woman's body found along an Augusta County roadway over the weekend.
Investigators say she is was about 40 years old, but they do not yet know her identity. Sheriff Randall Fisher says a caller reported seeing a man and woman move the body Sunday from a maroon Pontiac Grand Am to the side of a road near Buffalo Gap. Today's autopsy should help authorities determine how the woman died. [WX-Tease] ((KIM TOSS TO LEO)) [7/6/2004]
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The holiday weekend came to a deadly end in Carroll County last night. State police say Kelly Lynn Brentzel was riding in the back seat of a car that was speeding on Route 58.
Investigators say the driver lost control, ran off the right side of the road, and struck the guardrail. Police would not release the name of the driver, or say if any charges are pending.

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Archeologists working at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest are celebrating a new discovery.
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A team is digging at a new site believed to be an outbuilding that stood during Jefferson's era. The site has been heavily disturbed, but archeologists are encouraged by what they've already uncovered.
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((KARIN SHERBIN: THEY THINK THEY'VE FOUND A SITE WHERE THERE WERE ACTUAL BUILDINGS THAT WERE OUT HERE IN JEFFERSON'S TIME. FARM OUTBUILDINGS, PERHAPS A STABLE, A BLACKSMITH SHOPS - WE DON'T KNOW FOR SURE BECAUSE WE'RE JUST IN THE START OF THIS EXPLORATION AND PHASE, BUT IT'S VERY EXCITING WHEN YOU COME ACROSS JEFFERSON PERIOD ARTIFACTS BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU'RE ON TO SOMETHING THAT WILL HELP US BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW JEFFERSON'S PLANTATION WORKED AND HOW IT LOOKED IN HIS DAY.))
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Inside the house, walls are now completely plastered. Carpenters are also close to re- creating the "wing of service rooms" which houses the main kitchen.
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Blue suede shoes would have fit right in at a Rockbridge County party last night.
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Hull's Drive-In held an All Elvis Night to celebrate the 50th birthday of rock and roll.
It was on July 5th in 1954 that Elvis Presley released his first hit "That's Alright, Mama."
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The event included a dance party that featured all Elvis songs.
It ended with a showing of Jailhouse Rock.
The drive in was able to get an original print of the movie, but not without first jumping through a few hoops.
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((FRANK KULESZA/HULL'S DRIVE-IN: YOU HAVE TO GET PERMISSION FROM ELVIS PRESLEY ENTERPRISE AND ANY ADVERTISING WE DO FOR THE SPECIAL WE HAD TO HAVE IT APPROVED BY GRACELAND.))
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Those who attended were encouraged to wear 1950's attire.
This fan brought an original jacket from Elvis' security team.
Proceeds from the event will help keep Hull's Drive-In up and running.
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A missing Marine's family hears a hint he may be alive and well. The latest from Iraq is just ahead.
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And in Spain, investigating a question similar to our 9-11 .. could the train bombings have been prevented?
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A car bomb has killed 13 people in Baghdad, as they attended a wake for victims of OTHER insurgent attacks.
In other news from Iraq, a U-S Marine who was held hostage may now be free.
The brother of Corporal Wassef Ali Hassoun says he's received a signal from Hassoun that he is free and well.
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The U-S Marine once thought to be decapitated by terrorists is reportedly alive and free.
The brother of Wassef Ali Hassoun says the hostage takers released him early today, but he would not reveal the source of that information.

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For days there was confusion over Hassoun's fate--with one Islamist group saying he was dead; another saying he was alive.
Hassoun's family had appealed to his captors to have mercy on him as an Arab and a Muslim. Hassoun was raised in Lebanon before emigrating to the United States four years ago.
Hassoun's apparent release comes on the same day a group of armed, masked Iraqi men threatened to kill Jordanian militant Abu Musab al Zarqawi.
In a videotape sent to an Arab television station--the group calling itself the "Salvation Movement" accused al-Zarqawi of murdering innocent Iraqis and defiling the Muslim religion. It questioned how he could kidnap and behead foreigners in the name of Islam.
On the video, one man says al-Zarqawi must leave the country immediately or he will be killed.
The threat revealed the deep anger many Iraqis--including insurgents feel toward foreign fighters, be they terrorists or U-S coalition forces.
The video was released one day after U-S led troops targeted what they believed to be safe house for al Zarqawi followers. Witnesses say 15 people were killed in the attack in the town of Fallujah.
The Americans have been searching for al Zarqawi since he was shown on a videotape beheading American civilian Nicholas Berg.
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The Spanish Parliament has started an investigation into the train bombings that killed 190 people in March.
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Thousands were injured in the blast.
The first of more than a dozen witnesses expected to testify this week took the stand today, describing what officials believe was the beginning of the deadly attacks.
He said he saw one of the men carry a bag toward a train, while the others stayed behind in a parked van.
The panel is trying to find out whether the train bombings could have prevented.
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Danvile officials call a Monday house fire "suspicious", and they're asking anyone with information to give them a call.
The fire was reported just before five yesterday afternoon on the 13-hundred block of Branch Street.
Firefighters needed only 10 minutes or so to put out the blaze, but it caused heavy damage in that short time.
Authorities say nobody was home at the time, and no one was injured.

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Virginia's Lieutenant Governor spent a part of his July 5th with minority students at V-M-I..
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Yesterday, Tim Kaine was at Virginia Military Institute with a group of high school juniors and seniors. The workshop is designed to boost confidence, improve self-esteem and build a stronger work ethic.
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The Lieutenant Governor was asked to cite advantages and disadvantages of becoming a lawyer. He said it helps to have a law degree in formulating laws. He said he didn't see a DISadvantage.
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The next time you visit the Roanoke Civic Center, you may notice that the water outside is flowing once again.


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The water fountain located between the coliseum and the auditorium is working again after nearly four years.
The Civic Center thought it would have to remove the fountain to make way for its expansion plans.
It was recently discovered that work could be done around it, so city officials decided to turn the 33 year old fountain back on.
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((ROBYN SCHON/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER SPOKESPERSON: SO WE HAVE DECIDED TO GO AHEAD AND REFURBISH THE FOUNTAIN. WE'VE PAINTED IT, WE'VE PUT IN LIGHT FIXTURES AND NEW NOZZLES SO IT HAS A NICE SPRAY AND WE ARE JUST PLEASED WITH IT BECAUSE THE EVENTS THAT WE HAVE LATELY SUCH AS SOUNDS AT SIX CONCERT SERIES PEOPLE HAVE JUST COMPLIMENTED US ABOUT PUTTING THE FOUNTAIN BACK IN USE.))
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Like most fountains, people like to throw money into it.
The Civic Center has decided to donate all that money to the Ronald McDonald House.
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No hurricanes yet in the Atlantic, but it's already typhoon season in the Pacific. The stormy details are just ahead.
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And the queen helps dedicate a flowing memorial to Princess Diana.
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A tribute to the late Princess Diana is flowing through London's Hyde Park.
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Today Britain's Queen Elizabeth dedicated a fountain in memory of her late daughter-in-law.
Prince Charles and members of Diana's family were also on hand to open the six-point-five million dollar memorial.


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Designers of the fountain say it was inspired by Diana herself, because she was ``open'' and ``inclusive.''
Today marked the first public appearance by Diana's family with the royals since her funeral nearly seven years ago.
Diana's brother has criticized the royal family's treatment of her.
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Flooding and landslides have killed at least 22 people in Taiwan.
More than a dozen are missing.
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A typhoon triggered days of heavy downpours, cutting off tens of thousands of residents.
Rescuers are scrambling to fly in food and drinking water.
Officials say some areas in central and southern Taiwan have received a year's worth of rain in just five days.
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On Wall Street at Noon,

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, the Dow was DOWN 69 points. Nasdaq DOWN 41 points.


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Coming up after the break, word just in that Marcus Vick faces new criminal charges.
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Word has just come in that Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick has been charged with reckless driving and possession of marijuana.
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Virginia State Police say a trooper clocked Vick going 86 miles an hour Saturday morning on Interstate 64 near New Kent. Police say they found two bags containing marijuana on him. The Newport News native was released on a summons. We'll have more on this on News 7 at 5 and 6.
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The third stage of the Tour de France is over, with six Americans still in the top 20.
Jean-Patrick Nazon (nah- ZAHN) finished the stage up front, but race favorite Lance Armstrong is still in fifth place overall.
Australia's Robbie McEwan finished high enough to earn the yellow jersey for the stage tour. Today's stage is the first to feature rough terrain, and many riders used sturdier aluminum wheels over two cobblestone roadways.

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Former University of Virginia athletes Shannon Taylor and Curtis Staples are hoping to give back to the area in the very near future by building a recreation facility in Lynchburg. Steve Mason has more on the possibilities.
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((The blue print is complete and Staples is excited about his dream 40 thousand square foot athletic facility. ((:))
The former UVa sharp shooter wants to build two basketball courts in the facility along with a five thousand square foot weight room so that high school teams from Roanoke and Lynchburg will have access to a state of the art training facility year round. ((:)) Staples project, which will include Shannon Taylor as a 30 percent owner, is designed for several sports. The basketball floor is removable to allow turf for indoor football and soccer. There are also plans for tanning booths, retail stores and a health restaurant.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:THE QUICK RELEASE FITNESS CENTER WILL COST AROUND TWO MILLION DOLLARS. STAPLES AND TAYLOR WILL GO BEFORE THE CAMPBELL COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TUESDAY IN HOPES OF RECEIVING PERMISSION TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION. STEVE MASON NEWS 7 SPORTS.))





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Members of a School Safety Task Force detailed their findings for city leaders today.
And they made a plea that their recommendations not be shelved.
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Meeting with members of Roanoke City Council and the school board for two and a half hours this morning, task force members described their recommendations as a recipe for improvement, not a menu that allows officials to pick and choose.
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Roanoke Mayor Nelson Harris promised follow up reports in 6 months and a year from now, to insure the task force recommendations are addressed.
We'll have more on the school safety issue and other developments from city council tonight on News 7 at Five and Six. [Quickcast]
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