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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Find some time to spend OUTDOORS today.
Mostly sunny today with highs in the mid 80s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, coming up.




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A 7-year-old Bedford County boy and a 39-year-old family friend who tried to rescue him apparently drowned in Campbell County. The names of the victims are being withheld until relatives are notified. Authorities say the boy was playing in the Staunton River at Long Island Park yesterday when he went under. The man, who had accompanied the child and his parents to the park, jumped in to rescue the boy and never surfaced. Police say both bodies were recovered by a dive team from Halifax County and the State Police.



[7-VOBBedford-Water]


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Some residents in Bedford doubt that city officials are doing all they can to fix a leaking landfill.
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The city held a meeting last night to lay out several options to stop harmful chemicals from seeping from the old landfill.
Tests show six residential wells along Bell Town Road have already been contaminated.
Many nearby residents believe the best solution to prevent anymore contamination is for the city to install a water line.
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((KENNY ANDREWS/AFFECTED LANDOWNER: I THINK THE ALTERNATIVE WOULD BE TO RUN THE CITY WATER AND THAT WOULD REMEDY THE FEAR IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND I THINK THAT WOULD EASE THAT ACTUAL FEAR AND ANXIETY OF WONDERING WHAT'S GOING TO GO ON DAY TO DAY.))
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City officials admit any solution will end up costing several hundred thousand dollars.
They also point out the water currently meets federal guidelines.
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[7-11Nudist-camps]


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Organizers of a youth nudist camp say a new law requiring parents to attend the camp with their children is pushing down attendance.
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The A-C-L-U yesterday sought to block the law, but a federal judge denied the motion.
The new regulation is intended to protect campers from pedophiles
But the owner of a nudist campground says that concern is unfounded.
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((ROBERT ROCHE/NUDIST CAMPGROUND OWNER: THEY GET SCREENED OUT BEFORE THEY EVEN COME THROUGH THE GATE. THERE'S LESS LIKELY OF A CHANCE TO HAVE A PROBLEM THERE THAN AT A BOY SCOUT CAMP OR CHURCH GROUP. TIM MURTAGH/ATTORNEY GENERAL'S PRESS SECRETARY: IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT GOES ON AT BOY SCOUT CAMPS YOU'RE GOING TO SEE ARCHERY, HIKING TRAILS WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THIS PLACE THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT PUDDING FIGHTS SO I DON'T THINK YOU CAN REASONABLY SAY IT'S THE SAME THING.))

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The nudist youth camp will take place at the end of the month.
Last year there were 30 campers, this year there will be only 11.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Look for plenty of sunshine and today and pleasant temperatures in the mid 80s.
But the weekend could get a little wet.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the weekend forecast, coming up.

[55-11New-Website]


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A new website lets you compare the quality of almost every healthcare organization in the community, including hospitals and nursing homes.
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The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations launched the quality check web site yesterday.
On the site, patients can find the performance record of a hospital or facility.
But at this point the information is limited to heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia and pregnancy.
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((ANN LATSTETTER/LEWIS-GALE MEDICAL CENTER; I THINK IT WILL PUT PRESSURE ON HOSPITAL. I THINK THERE IS COMPETITION OUT THERE AND HOSPITALS WANT TO BE PERCEIVED AS PROVIDING THE BEST CARE ALL THE TIME. AND I THINK THAT'S A GOOD THING))
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The facility's record is compared to both a state and national average. A plus means the facility is above average. A check means the hospital meets the standards, and a minus- speaks for itself.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FS]
You can find a link at wdbj7-dot-com. Just click on websites in the news.
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[55-11Summer-School]


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School may be out for most students and teachers right now, but for some, the school year is just beginning.
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More teachers and students are heading back to the classroom for summer school. In Craig County- the number of students who attend classes has varied from year to year, but this summer there are 95-children enrolled. About half of those students have been recommended by their teachers to go to class for additional help with their English or Math skills.
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((CATHY HORN, CRAIG CO. TEACHER: I HAVE SOME CHILDREN WHO ACTUALLY COME BECAUSE TEHY ACTUALLY LOVE SUMMER SCHOOL. THEY COME BACK YEAR AFTER YEAR. WE HAVE STUDENTS WHO MAY BE A LITTLE WEAK AND THIS HELPS THEM, BUT THEN WE HAVE STUDENTS WHO JUST LIKE TO COME.))
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Administrators say the smaller, more relaxed classes are a better atmosphere for some children to learn.
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[55-11Tech-Dairy]


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Sick cows have forced Virginia Tech to move the location of the new dairy center grand opening today.
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Four cows in the dairy herd have Salmonella, a bacteria common in animals that can be dangerous to young children or people with compromised immune systems. Today is the grand opening for a new, 5-point-3 million dollar state of the art dairy center. Officials say they decided to move the ceremony as a precaution. It will now be held at 1:00 this afternoon at the Alphin-Stuart Livestock Arena on Plantation road in Blacksburg.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Enjoy the sunshine today, because we'll see a pretty good chance of showers over the weekend.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day forecast, after the news.





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A 7-year-old Bedford County boy and a 39-year-old family friend who tried to rescue him apparently drowned in Campbell County. The names of the victims are being withheld until relatives are notified. Authorities say the boy was playing in the Staunton River at Long Island Park yesterday when he went under. The man, who had accompanied the child and his parents to the park, jumped in to rescue the boy and never surfaced. Police say both bodies were recovered by a dive team from Halifax County and the State Police.



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A hostage standoff in Pittsylvania County ended peacefully yesterday evening when the gunman surrendered to police. It all started when police responded to a domestic dispute between a man and his ex-wife.
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The first deputy was called to Bachelor Hall Farm Road around 3 for a report of a suspicious vehicle in the roadway.
When he arrived, he says he found 44-year-old Sean Norton holding his wife Cynthia at gun and knifepoint in the middle of the road.
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((MAJOR GARY GOODSON/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: HE HAD A SHOTGUN AND ALSO A KNIFE. Reporter: To her head? AT TIMES HIS OWN HEAD, HER HEAD. Outside the car? OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE. Did he ever put the knife or shotgun to his own head? AT TIMES HE DID.))
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Goodson says Norton also was drinking while police tried to negotiate with him.
As heavily-armed deputies and state troopers arrived, they cordoned off the area and kept nearby residents inside.
Finally, after nearly four hours of tense negotiations, Norton released his wife and then surrendered himself. Norton is charged with domestic assault, abduction, assault on a police officer and firearms violations
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The Commonwealth Transportation Board has voted unanimously to alter the path of Interstate 73.
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The vote came after the original route was changed to bypass Southeast Roanoke, which is now eligible for historic designation. The new route follows Route 220 to the Clearbrook area of Roanoke County. Hundreds of people chimed in on the change last month, but V-Dot says a majority of those citizens understand why the new route is necessary. If the project is approved construction will begin as soon as funding becomes available.
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[8-VOService-Award]


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Dozens of senior citizens in the New River Valley have received honors by the White House.
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61 people to be exact, were honored in Montgomery County for volunteering. They were some of the first ever recipients of President George Bush's Volunteer Service Award. The award is given to older Americans who donated at least one-hundred of their time last year. Some went above and beyond-- eleven of the honorees put in more than four-thousand hours each. Many of the volunteers said the award was nice... but the REAL reward is donating your time.
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