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Lawmakers are working overtime, as a special session of the General Assembly is about to get under way.

We'll have a live report.
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And, we have an update on what triggered yesterday's explosion and fire at this home in Franklin County.
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Hazy, hot, and humid today with another round of showers and storms tomorrow. I'll have the details.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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They're back. The state lawmakers who only recently wrapped up a marathon General Assembly session are back in Richmond today.
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The lawmakers have to deal with problems created after they made changes to the state's so-called day-of-rest law.

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Meghan Muldoon joins us from the state Capitol. Meghan what should we expect to happen today.
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Authorities have now determined the cause of a house fire yesterday in Franklin County.
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Officials say a propane leak led to the explosion and fire at the home on Pine Haven Lane, near Smith Mountain Lake. The home is a total loss with damage estimated at about 125-thousand dollars.
The house was unoccupied, and no one was hurt. Officials say the owner lives in Florida.
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The Alleghany Sheriff's Office has arrested two people for vandalizing Alleghany High School and two other places.

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Officials say one adult and several juveniles were involved in the vandalism incidents. The adult was identified as Ian M. Brown of Selma. Brown faces three charges of destruction of property and burglary. A seventeen-year-old suspect has also been arrested. Officials say several items were apparently thrown in a nearby river, but the Brackman Cup trophy has not been found


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Vandals also hit the Jackson River Technical Center and the Alleghany Country Club Golf Course.
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A woman who was injured in a minor hit-and-run accident was killed on the way to the hospital.
Authorities say a medical helicopter that had just picked up the injured woman crashed this morning in South Carolina, about 50 miles from Columbia.
She died, along with a paramedic, a flight nurse and the pilot.
No word yet on what caused the crash

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A deluge along parts of the East Coast today, as several inches of rain breaks dams and forces evacuations.
Scott Rapoport has the latest.
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(( A TOWN SUBMERGED! LUMBERTON, NEW JERSEY...LOOKING MORE LIKE A LAKE...AFTER A FOOT OF RAIN LEFT CARS, HOMES, STREETS AND EVEN THE LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT VIRTUALLY IMMOBILIZED. RESCUE BOATS PRESSED INTO SERVICE, EVACUATING HUNDREDS PEOPLE FROM THEIR HOUSES.
THAT'S BEEN THE STORY THRU OUT MUCH OF THE SOUTH JERSEY AREA....WHERE A STATE OF EMERGENCY HAS BEEN DECLARED IN SEVERAL COUNTIES. STREETS CAVING IN...FORMING LARGE SINK HOLES. REPORTS OF 5 DAMS BREAKING UNDER THE PRESSURE OF HEAVY RAIN.

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IN NORTHEAST MARYLAND...THE CLEAN UP IS ON AFTER A TORNADO AND 8 INCHES OF RAIN -- A METEOROLOGICAL 1-2 PUNCH...DOWNED TREES... AND FLOODED STREETS.... FRIGHTENING THOSE CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT.

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STILL...FOR MANY OF THE AFFECTED AREAS ALONG THE EAST COAST...THERE IS LITTLE TO DO BUT LET THE WATERS RECEDE...AND TRY TO SALVAGE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

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A large crowd turned out at Bedford County's Board of Supervisors meeting last night.
Most were there to make sure some additional money went to the school system.
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At issue is an additional 2 1/2 million dollars the state is giving to Bedford County schools.
Many feared the Supervisors would NOT use all the money for education, and last night they turned out in large numbers to voice their frustration.
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But many Supervisors say they always intended for the money to go towards the school system.
They point out state law required the county to hold a public hearing, and one supervisor went as far as to blame the school board for the confusion.
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After nearly two hours of debate, the board voted unanimously to give all the money to the school system.
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The superintendent says the money will be used to start an art program in the elementary schools, as well as alternative education system- wide.
They will also hire additional teachers in the elementary and high school levels.
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Scientists believe they have discovered the gene responsible for aging. We'll have the details next.
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Plus in one Florida city, authorities tell people to stay in their homes after a 600 pound tiger escapes from a movie Tarzan.
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The U- S Marine missing in Iraq for almost three weeks is expected back in the U-S this week-- even though his de- briefing is taking longer than planned.
Corporal Wassef Ali Hassoun is at a U-S military hospital in Germany, speaking to intelligence specialists, psychiatrists, and doctors.
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While the fate of a Filipino hostage in Iraq is still uncertain, violent protests broke out today in Manila.
Nearly 200 demonstrators are demanding the Philipines remove its troops from Iraq-- just as the hostage's captors have ordered.
A deadline has apparently passed for the Philippines to respond to the kidnappers' demands.
The Filipino government HAS indicated it would withdraw its forces from Iraq -- but it's not clear exactly when.
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Scientists at the Mayo Clinic think they may have found the gene blamed for aging.
They're looking at a protein called Bub-R1 in mice.
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When a gene mutation causes a shortage of the protein, mice age faster than normal.
Researchers think that controlling the age gene could perhaps spare women the ravages of osteoporosis and brittle bones-- among other side effects of aging.
The findings are in the July issue of the journal Nature Genetics.
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Two wildfires are making it an even hotter summer in Southern California. Authorities say around seven- thousand acres of brush and forest land have burned so far.
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A fire burning in the Angeles National Forest has blackened more than two thousand acres, prompting the evacuation of a dozen homes.
Officials say the blaze is about 20- percent contained.
Investigators are still trying to figure out how both wildfires started.
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A dramatic rescue at Niagara Falls is caught on tape--
Now the team that risked their own lives is describing what happened.
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Emergency crews were forced into action Sunday night, when an un- identified woman threatened to jump over the New York side of the falls.
After more than an hour of trying, firefighter Gary Carella managed to grab her arm.
The rescue team then secured the woman and pulled her to safety.
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The woman was taken to the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical center for evaluation.
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Florida authorities are hoping to catch a tiger by the tail-- or any other way they can.
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For a second day, a 600- pound tiger is on the loose in Florida, where it escaped from its owner's compound.
The tiger was reported missing yesterday afternoon from the home of actor Steve Sipek, who played Tarzan under the screen name Steve Hawkes in movies made in the late 19- 60s's.
Authorities have set up a perimeter around a search area.
They're hoping the tiger will get hungry and go back home for food.
Neighbors say this isn't the first time the big cat has gotten loose.
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People in the area are being asked to remain indoors for their safety, as well as the safety of the tiger.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll tell you why you could watch your favorite television show on a T-Shirt near you.
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You've probably heard of wearing your emotions on your sleeve, but what about wearing your T-V on your chest?
A new high-tech jersey has its very own built- in flat screen television.
Jeanne Moos has more.
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((PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR T-SHIRT TV... what in heaven's name? AN 11 INCH SCREEN, 4 BUILT-IN SPEAKERS. oh that is awesome wow it'slike I shouldn't be looking at their chest THAT'S NOT WHAT GUYS SAY... kills two birds with one stone. get to watch movie and get thrill same time MUST SEE TV, BUT MUST NOT TOUCH... where's the on - off switch? JUST LIKE WITH ANY TV, YOU CAN DO IT MANUALLY OR WITH A REMOTE. BUT ONLY CREATOR ADAM HOLLANDER OF BRAND MARKETERS IS ALLOWED TO FINE TUNE THE T-SHIRTS. THE MODELS ARE USED TO THE JOKES. ah there's a boob tube. AND THEN THERE'S THE LINE ACTOR TOM HANKS USED WHEN HE CROSSED PATHS WITH A T-SHIRT TV WEARING MODEL... oh you're very attractive for a flat chested girl RIGHT NOW T-SHIRT TV IS BEING USED TO PROMOTE THE MOVIE "I ROBOT." How many robots IT PLAYS DIGITIZED MEDIA AND IT PLAYED A LIVE FEED FROM A VIDEOCAMERA SHOOTING US.... everytime we wear it out people ask where to buy it. they offer us money for it. THIS IS NO 10-DOLLAR T-SHIRT. UNTIL THE TECHNOLOGY GETS CHEAPER, A T-SHIRT TV WOULD RUN SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS. does it hurt to wear that? NOPE, THE MODELS SAY IT FEELS LIKE A PUSHUP BRA. THOUGH EVEN THE PUSHIEST BRA DOESN'T WEIGH 7 POUNDS AND TAKE 10 MINUTES TO PUT ON. I mean it really is the teletubbies. it is. well the tele...boobies yea

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN two points. The NASDAQ has dropped three.

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Today's stage of the Tour DuFrance ends with one of the closest finishes ever. We'll have the highlights after the break.
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Also the Major League All Stars prepare for tonight's big game with the annual Home Run Derby.
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Marcus Vick's court date in New Kent on the reckless driving and marijuana possession charges he picked up over the Fourth of July weekend has been set for Tuesday, September 21st. Vick will be represented at the trial by Tidewater attorney Larry Woodward.
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The Virginia Beach- based lawyer was a natural choice, because he was recently hired to represent MICHAEL Vick with the Falcon stars's endorsement deals. Woodward is also Allen Iverson's long-time attorney- having represented him in not only his brushes with the law- but in his endorsement and contract negotiations.
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Woodward has also represented UVa football players. He was the attorney for Demetrius Dotson and Duane Fisher in 2000, when they were found guilty of marijuana possession in Albemarle General District Court.

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The rule of thumb this year in NASCAR is don't believe anything you hear. Every time Tony Stewart does something questionable on the track, his CERTAIN suspension never materializes.
And all year long, we've been hearing how Dale Earnhardt, Incorporated is kicking Michael Waltrip out of the club.
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Forget it. Last night DEI and NAPA announced Waltrip will be back as the driver of the NAPA Chevy in 2005. That will mark the fifth straight year that the two-time Daytona 500 champ has raced with the NAPA colors. Waltrip won the Daytona 500 for NAPA in both 2001 and 2003.
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The Virginia State Golf Association staged a zone qualifier for golfers on our end of the state yesterday at Hidden Valley Country Club. Those in attendance were trying to secure a spot in the upcoming State Junior Open.
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28 junior golfers in all, up to age 17, took on the par 71 course. By the end of the day, 12 of the 28 had performed well enough to advance to the junior state open at the Bayside Golf Club in Virginia Beach on August 3rd.
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The low score of the day was posted by Blacksburg's Lonto Griffin, who fired an even par 71.

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It was a photo finish for today's ninth stage of the Tour de France.
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Australian Robbie McEwan barely managed to lunge and throw his bike ahead of Thor Hushovd (HU-shov) and his fellow countryman Stuart O'Grady. Just a few minutes before the race ended, one rider hit the center median, taking out at least five riders, but he was not seriously injured. American Lance Armstrong finished this stage in 44th place, but is still sixth overall.
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The big league season has hit the all-star break, and last night, the biggest stars of the game took part in the annual Home Run Derby Contest.
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Barry Bonds was the first at the plate, and while he did not disappoint with 8 homers in the first round - the favorite to win it all was knocked out in round two. That was more than could be said for former champ Sammy Sosa. Sammy never really got into one of his grooves and he didn't get out of round one. Neither did the current homerun leader this season - the Phils' Jim Thome (TOME- ee) also exited in round one. Hometown favorite Lance Berkman got hot, and made it all the way to the finals. But no one could handle Miguel Tejada of the Orioles. He hits an all-time record of 15 in the second round, and 27 for the entire derby as he wins this year's event over the Astros' Berkman.
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