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Today on News 7 at 5, an accused murderer has passed away in a Martinsville hospital.
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Also ten people are killed in Iraq after the first major attack in two weeks.
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Scattered thunderstorms and gusty winds highlight the forecast but the potential for severe weather has diminished this evening. The latest view from SkyTracker 7 in a moment.

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The U-S Senate ends discussion of a proposed ban on same sex marriage.
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A longtime Alleghany icon lost to vandals is found.
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Plus a major league manager loses his job. News 7 at 5 is next.

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A contitutional amendment banning same sex marraige won't be happening at least not any time soon.
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The senate has killed the amendment that would ban gay marriage.
Senators could not come up with enough votes to keep it alive.
Aleen Sirgany reports- they needed 60 votes but there were just 48.
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(( IT'S AN ELECTION YEAR BLOW TO PRESIDENT BUSH. DESPITE HIS URGING, THE SENATE FAILED TO PASS THE FIRST VOTE ON THE ROAD TO A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BANNING SAME SEX MARRIAGE.
SUPPORTERS KNEW THEY WOULD HAVE TROUBLE MUSTERING THE VOTES, BUT THE VOTE FELL SO SHORT THAT THERE IS NO LONGER HOPE OF KEEPING IT ALIVE THIS YEAR.
EVEN SO REPUBLICANS VOW TO FIGHT ON.

(SOT)SEN. RICK SANTORUM/R-PA

"I would argue that the future of our country hangs in the balance because the future of marriage hangs in the balance. Isn't that the ultimate homeland security, standing up and defending marriage?"
NEITHER JOHN KERRY OR HIS NUMBER TWO JOHN EDWARDS SUPPORT SAME SEX MARRIAGE BUT THEY ARGUE AN AMENDMENT BANNING IT ISN'T NECESSARY. IT'S THE POSITION OF MANY DEMOCRATS. Sen. Tom Daschle/Minority Leader In South Dakota, we've never had a single same sex marriage and we won't have any. It's prohibited by South Dakota law as it is now in 38 other states. ANALYSTS SAY THE REPUBLICANS HOPED TO USE THE ISSUE TO RALLY THE CONSERVATIVE BASE, AND TO FORCE DEMOCRATS TO GO ON THE RECORD ON THE ISSUE. THOSE DEMOCRATS COULD END UP BEING PULLED IN ONE DIRECTION BY POLLS SHOWING THAT A MAJORITY OF VOTERS OPPOSE SAME SEX MARRIAGE AND PULLED IN ANOTHER BY OTHER SOCAIL LIBERALS WHO SUPPORT IT.
SENATOR TED KENNEDY/D-MA The leadership is dealing with politics of mass distraction by bringing up discriminatory marriage amendment that a majority of Americans do not support.))


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Both Senators from Virginia, John Warner and George Allen voted for the ban to move forward.

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Flood waters are ravaging part os New Jersey.
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Weather experts are calling it the 1000 year storm.
In Lumberton, you can see the damage and hear the frustration.
Some people say they did not receive enough warning.
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((PEOPLE COULD'VE DIED THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN OUT HERE IN BOATS WITH BULL HORNS.)) ((I AM SORRY FOR THESE PEOPLE. IT'S A DARN SHAME WHAT THIS STORM DID TO THEM. IT'S A DARN SHAME.))
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The storm dumped more than a foot of rain in some places causing the river to swell and a nearly dozen dams to break.
Authorities estimate 200 homes are seriously damaged and they fear the water supply is tainted.
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A deadly day in Iraq- and the first major attack in Baghdad since the interim government took over two weeks ago.


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The target- this checkpoint near the U-S and British embassies and government headquaraters. At least ten people were killed.
Another attack claimed the life of the governor of Mosul . ... insurgents used grenades and machine guns to hill the governor as convoy traveled toward Baghdad.
The government says the violence won't stop its crackdown on criminals and terrorists- nor its determination to build democracy.
There is silence concerning the fate of a Bulgarian and an Egyptian also still being held hostage.
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An 82 year old man charged with murdering his stepson- has died.
Henry County officials say George Collins Carter of Axton died Monday of natural causes at Martinsville Memorial Hospital. Carter was arrested last month after his stepson, William Jacob Wilson, died of a gunshot to the stomach. Authorities said at the time that Wilson was trying to stop an argument between Carter and his mother.

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A fire destroyed a Roanoke home early this morning.
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Crews responded to this home on Stewart Avenue at about 3:45 this morning. The flames were so big- firefighters told two neighbors to get out of their homes for fear the fire could spread.
The blaze started in the basement and spread throughout the entire home- No one was hurt in the blaze, but the house was a total loss. no word on what caused the fire.
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Coming up next on the newscast, some New River Teachers are glad to see their children are acting up in class.
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Plus Joy Sutton will introduce us to a comedian who is able to laugh through life's adversities.
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A trophy that was stolen during the vandalism of Alleghany County High School is found.
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The Brackman Cup is given to the winner of the Covington-Alleghany County football game each year. It was fished out of Pikes Pond this afternoon. Alleghany County authorities made the catch after two of the teenagers arrested in the vandalism said they threw it into the murky water.
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((DALE MUTERSPAUGH/ALLEGHANY CO. SHERIFF; I'M JUST THANKFUL FOR WHAT HAS BEEN DONE, AND THANKFUL FOR THE GUYS IN THE DEPARTMENT THAT HUNG RIGHT IN THERE, NOT ONLY IN THIS CASE BUT OTHER CASES THAT WE WORK. THIS IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.))

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Four teens have been charged with causing more than 30-thousand dollars in damages. They're being held at a youth detention center. An adult remains in the Alleghany Regional Jail. All five face felony larceny and vandalism charges.
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It may be summer, but some children in Blacksburg are STILL in a classroom. They're spending their time indoors, for a drama camp. As New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa reports, it's a camp parents are calling one of a kind.
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((NATS: 2:07:00 I LIVE IN A CASTLE IN ENGLAND AND YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZED.
This may look like you're average classroom.
NATS: 2:52:00 LAUGHS.... WE'RE NOT PLAYING PASS THE KIWI....
But it's anything but. Welcome to Act and React. A summer drama camp sponsored by the Blacksburg Parks and Recreation. These 7 to 12 year olds are building sets, writing scripts and singing songs.
NATS- SONGS
They're creating their very own hour long play.

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((ALICIA SPITZER:IT BRINGS TOGETHER THE SHY, THE EXPRESSIVE. THE KIDS WHO CAN'T SPEAK ENGLISH VERY WELL AND THE VERY, VERY CREATIVE ONES AND ONES THAT ARE AFRAID MAYBE THEY DON'T HAVE THAT INSIDE, AND THEN THEY FIND OUT EVERYBODY DOES. )) [RUNS:16]
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((TANLEY BROWN: AT FIRST YOUR KIND OF SCARE AND YOU DON'T WANT TO EMBARRASS YOURSELF IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY BUT THEN YOU REALIZE IT'S NOT YOU ON STAGE, IT'S YOUR CHARACTER. AND SO YOU WOULD DO WHATEVER YOUR CHARACTER WOULD DO.)) [RUNS:12]
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The parents say they've noticed and change in the kids since starting the camp... and the kids themselves say they are learning a lot.

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((SAVANNAH BAILEY: NOT TO BE SELF CONSCIOUS JUST TO GO OUT IN FRONT OF PEOPLE AND JUST BE YOURSELF, WELL NOT EXACTLY BE YOURSELF.)) [RUNS:08]
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((MICHAEL JAMES DERAMO: I LIKE JUST GOING THROUGH THE PLAY AND MEETING NEW FRIENDS AND STUFF.)) [RUNS:10]
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NATS: 3:12:00 WE'RE NOT PLAYING PASS THE KIWI. WE'RE PLAYING PASS THE COCONUT. EXCELLENT!
For Alicia Spitzer... the joy comes from the final performance.

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((ALICIA SPITZER: THEIR JOY AT THE END. WHEN THEY SEE ALL THOSE CHILDREN CLAPPING AND THEY TAKE THOSE FINAL BOWS. AND THEY ARE SO PROUD OF THEMSELVES AS THEY SHOULD BE.)) [RUNS:11]
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You can catch the play on July 30th at 10:00 at the old Blacksburg Middle School Rachel DePompa, News 7, Blacksburg))

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He's a comedian who uses humor to breakdown sterotypes. In fact, Michael Aronin (UH-roan-in) has no problem using his disability to make people laugh.
And he did just that today in Salem at the 15th anniversary for the Blue Ridge Independent Living Center.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton was there -- and joins us with details -
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Jean,
Michael Aronin (UH-roan-in) has cerebral palsy.
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But he hasn't let it stop that from traveling all over the country as stand-up comedian and motivational speaker -- but behind many of his jokes there is a message.
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Michael Aronin (uh-roah-in) has no problem making fun of himself And while his jokes may make some feel uneasy -- he views it as a way to make people feel comfortable about his disabilty.
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((THROUGH HUMOR THEY SEE I'M OK WITH WHO I AM AND IT GIVES THEM PERMISSION TO BE THEMSELVES AROUND ME)) [RUNS10]
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For 12 years he has been a stand-up comic -- using his own personal experiences to make people smile.
Like the time he came out of the aqua massage machine.
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((NAT SOT: JUST TO MESS WITH THEM I GOT OFF LIKE.. WHAT HAPPENED. DON'T DO THE AQUA MASSAGE ))

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Aronin (uh-roah-in) hopes his comedy serves as an inspiration to others with disabilities.
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And he's always looking for an opportunity to make people laugh --even during our interview.
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Jean,

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Up next on the newscast, Brent Watts takes us inside a state of the art kitchen...on wheels.
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Over the past few days, the American Red Cross with the help of the City of Roanoke has been testing out it's newest disaster relief vehicle.
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Brent Watts dropped in on a unique training exersise this morning and is here with more on the Spirit of America.
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Jean, the Spirit Of America is a 53 foot kitchen on wheels that the Red Cross sends out to disasters across the country.
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It was first used last year during Hurricane Isabel, but this week, volunteers from around the state are learning how to prepare meals using an all to possible scenario.
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Travis Wells is standing by with news of a firing in the major leagues.
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Then following that, we'll meet a man who really knows how to let down his hair.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the midweek ticker. Round two of the women's City-County golf championship is in the books at Hanging Rock and the 36 hole leader is Dot Bolling.
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The 12-time champion carded an even par round of 72 today and torched the back nine in the process. Bolling shot a four under par 32 on the back side and she will have a three shot lead entering the third and final round tomorrow at the Botetourt Country Club.
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Cathi Carter is Bolling's closest competition. She's three shots behind after shooting a 74 today. Sara Cole, the first round co-leader, carded a 77 today and she is now five shots back. And defending champ Meg Davies finished with a 76 and will start the final round six shots out of the lead.
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Last night's All Star game was a bust for Astros pitcher Roger Clemens and the National League. But it was a welcome diversion for the Houston fans who watched the Stros struggle over the season's first half.
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Today, manager Jimy Williams paid the price for the teams troubles. The 60 year old was fired by the team. The Astros are just 44 and 44 at the halfway point and currently sit 10 and a half games back of the division leading Cardinals in the NL Central.
The Astros began 2004 with talk of the franchise's first World Series after the addition of pitchers Roger Clemens and Andy Petitte.
Former Astros infielder Phil Garner has been hired as Williams replacement. Garner has previous managerial experience in Detroit and Milwaukee.
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That's it for the ticker. Coming up at six, we'll preview the British Open from Royal Troon. We'll see you then everybody.

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On Wall Street today, a weaker consumer spending report disappointed investors. That sent many are a selling spree. Jean Lee has more.
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Finally today if you think you need a haircut, you may change your mind after you meet Tran Van Hay.
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The 73 year old man Vietnamese man has not had a haircut in more than 30 years.
The result is a massive coil of hair he piles on his head under a cotton scarf.
Hay claims the hair is 20 feet long and he wants a spot in the record books.
The last time he had it cut, he says he was left feeling weak.
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