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Coming up on News 7-
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Severe weather hits the region -- we'll tell you what's in store for the rest of the week. The Red Cross sends out an emergency signal for blood. And a drive-in that serves up food for the soul. Plus Nascar driver Dale Earnhardt Junior survives a fiery crash.
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News 7 is next.


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Slow moving thunderstorms blanket parts of the News 7 viewing area, dumping significant amounts of rain and causing some traffic troubles.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Severe-Weather]


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The summertime thunderstorms started in spots late this afternoon.
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The storms brought heavy and steady rain -- as much as an inch-and-a-half -- along with 30-to-40 mile per hour wind gusts, and impressive lightning and thunder. Sudden downpours also slowed down traffic on Interstate 81 and other major roads, although police say they have not had any reports of major accidents.
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But is there a chance of more storms tonight and into tomorrow?
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Let's check in now with Brent Watts in the Weather Center.

[Blood-Shortage]


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Every two seconds someone in America needs blood. That's why the Red Cross is asking those who can to roll up their sleeves and help.
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Some blood types in the Appalachian Region are now below a one- day supply. Donations typically slow down during summer months, but Red Cross officials report the need for blood products is on the rise. Supplies nationwide fell to their lowest point of the year this month. Shortages of type-O and A-Negative blood types are critical, but all blood types are needed. To donate you must be 17- years- old, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health.
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[TAKE RED CROSS NUMBER FS] To find out more or make an appointment you can call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE, [TAKE WEBSITE FS] or log onto our website at WDBJ7.com and click on the Red Cross Icon.
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A Chemcial Company out of Roanoke was mobilized last year and many soldiers will be returning to active duty next month. Today the men and women were saluted for the sacrifices they've made and will make in the future. Jennifer Wishon reports.
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((NATIONAL ANTHEM))
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The 229th Chemical Company mobilized for active duty in February, 2003. As it turns out they were never deployed, but sacrifices made by the soldiers and their families were great.
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((GENERAL WILLIAMS: YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT EASY TO PACK UP AND LEAVE YOUR FAMILY, YOUR JOB, ALL YOUR SOCIAL CONTACTS AND MOVE FORWARD TO GO TO WAR AND THESE FOLKS STEP UP AND DO THAT.))
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In return, the Army is conducting The Freedom Salute Campaign. [INSERT FILE TAPE HERE] So far 150,000 of America's Army National Guard soldiers have been mobilized in the War on Terroism. [END FILE TAPE HERE] The campaign is a nationwide effort to recognize everyone who makes the National Guard possible. [22:39:59] ((SPECIALIST SARAH ALLEN))
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One by one, members of the 229th and their families were called Sunday. Soldiers were awarded an encased American flag and commemorative coin. Their spouses received a lapel insignia along with a wealth of gratitude.
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: AND MANY AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS ARE SURE TO FOLLOW. THE END OF AUGUST 47 MEMBERS OF THE CHEMICAL COMPANY WILL MOBILIZE FOR A MONTH OF TRAINING WITH A TRANSPORTATION COMPANY OUT OF ROCKY MOUNT.))
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Specialists Justin and Keesey Presson met while preparing to leave for active duty in 2003. They've now been married for nine months and are part of the 47 preparing to deploy once again.
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((Reporter: How do you feel about taking your wife with you? JUSTIN PRESSON: THAT'S GOING TO BE KIND OF STRANGE - I REALLY DON'T KNOW YET. KEESEY PRESSON: HE'S NOT TOO HAPPY ABOUT THAT, BUT UM, IF HE HAD HIS CHOICE I'D STAY, BUT I'M WILLING TO GO.))
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Until then, the Army will continue to recognize it's defenders of freedom... those who are seasoned and the ones who've yet to grow into their uniforms. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))

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The future of Interstate 81 is unclear, but that's not keeping the Virginia Department of Transportation from working to keep the highway safe.
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V-Dot entered into negotiations with STAR Solutions to make possible improvements to the interstate in March. Those negotiations could take up to nine months, but V-Dot officials say they'll continue to use the resources they have to improve 81.
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((LAURA BULLOCK: WE'RE CONTINUING TO WIDEN BRIDGES WHERE WE CAN, TO ADD THINGS LIKE TENTH MILE MARKERS SO PEOPLE KNOW WHERE THEY ARE, TO HAVE HIGHWAY ADVISORY RADIO. WE'RE USING THE RESOURCES WE HAVE TO MAKE IT SAFER FOR EVERYONE.))
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Bullock says V-Dot has an obligation to keep the corridor safe for the traveling public.
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Things are looking up at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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Crews are now smoothing a section at the end of the runway and adding a drainage system. That will make the area safer for passengers if a plane ever slides off the runway. A new lighting system is also being installed. Renovations will wrap up next year when the runway gets an overhaul.
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((JACKIE SHUCK: THEY HAVE TO TAKE THE RUNWAY DOWN ALMOST TO SURFACE AT THAT POINT AND GET A SLIGHT GRADE INCREASE OUT OF IT THAT'S SORT OF A HUMP.))
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The airport's new air- traffic- control tower is now complete and in the process of getting wired.
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((JACKIE SHUCK: NOW THE FAA IS IN THERE BUSILY WORKING TO MAKE SURE ALL THE NAVIGATIONAL AIDS THAT ARE AROUND EITHER THE AIRPORT OR THE VALLEY ARE BEING HOOKED IN SO THE CONTROLLERS CAN SEE IT ALL.))
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Roanoke Regional plans to start using the new tower in December.
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Still to come on the newscast, an unusual wedding celebration lands one man in jail...
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and it's a sign of cooperation between the interim government in Iraq and Coalition forces.
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It appears there is a new level of cooperation between U-S forces and leaders in Iraq. Iraq's interim prime minister gave the go-ahead for a U-S airstrike in Fallujah, as top policy-makers meet in person.

Elaine Cobbe has more.
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(( A first face-to-face between US and Iraqi top policy-makers. Deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage was in Baghdad to meet Iraq's new foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari. He was quick to stress that decision-making is now in the hands of the Iraqi government. On the proposed amnesty for insurgents, Armitage said it was up to Baghdad - but stressed the US view
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people with blood on their hands who killed Iraqis or Americans probably are not good candidates for amnesty. Iraqi officials insist there is no amnesty offer for killers. Agreement too for another airstrike on Fallujah Sunday. Iraq's prime minister gave America the go-ahead. US forces have been trying to hit at the network of Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who's believed to have soldiers and safe houses there. Standup Bridge: Elaine Cobbe / CBS News Someone else US troops have been looking for is the one time commander of Baghdad, Sufyan Maher Hassan. Today the Iraqi National Guard got him. He's suspected of planning and financing attacks against US and Iraqi security forces.
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But even with Hassan in custody - violence was still the order of the day across Iraq Sunday... near Baquoba there were reports of night clashes between U-S troops and guerillas. While in the capital city Baghdad - new economic beginnings are found spiked amid destructive habits. A truck - thought to be a U-S oil tanker was set ablaze after an insurgent attack. Despite these set backs - the offices of the Baghdad stock exchange keep making advances. On it's first day - over 500 million shares were traded - that's more than the Saddam era exchange ever did. Although they only trade for 2 hours, 2 days a week - to an emerging Iraqi exchange - this meager opening bell still has a nice ring to it. ding ding ding - "will you start your business please? Elaine Cobbe, CBS News, Baghdad))


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Most people throw rice at weddings, but one man in Michigan had a different way to celebrate -- that landed him in jail.
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Police stopped two limousines carrying a wedding party near Detroit, following reports from motorists that shots had been fired from one of the vehicles. No one was hurt, but officers later recovered a gun that belonged to one of the men.
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((HE WOULD NOT ADMIT THAT HE SHOT IT FROM THE VEHICLE AND WE DO HAVE WITNESSES, CALLERS WHO HAD CALLED IN, WHO HAD SEEN THE WEAPON OR SEEN A WEAPON ACTUALLY OUTSIDE THAT VEHICLE BEING SHOT.))
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The 29-year-old man was arrested and placed in jail. Officials do NOT believe any motorists were actually targeted in the shooting, and said the gunfire was most likely *celebratory.*
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Up ahead on News 7 at 11, some local non-state agencies will try a new approach to getting state funding next year...
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and there's no making out at this drive in. We'll explain a little later in the newscast.
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This week's viewer mailbag was filled with comments on issues ranging from Marcus Vick to a pack of dogs in Wythe County.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with Feedback.
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(( Much of the mail dealt with New River Valley bureau chief Rachel DePompa's reports on the woman in Wythe County whose family has been charged with neglect after she was found dead with part of her arm gnawed by dogs.
"We appreciate you asking about the dogs in Wythe County. This is such a human tragedy but we were really concerned about the dogs. God bless you for asking Rachel." (Susan Jorgensen/Vinton).
But another viewer (Louis Showalter/Troutville) thought the question out of place.
"This woman was sent home to stay with her husband and sons and was so badly neglected that her diaper had not been changed and the dogs were eating her arm. I would have thought that Keith [Humphry] would have asked:"why was she sent home to live in the apparent squalid conditions that was her home?" Instead his question to Rachel DePompa was "who is going to take care of the dogs?" My question is "who the hell cares?" They can be picked up by the dog warden and put in a shelter. There will be no one to take care of Mrs. Crigger."
The special session on the day-of-rest law brought some comments from a Campbell County viewer: (Ronnie Crouch/Lynch Station)
"I think we as citizens of Virginia have the right to know how a bill could pass in Richmond that our legislators and our Governor signed into law without knowing the full potential of the bill. This makes me and many of my friends and co-workers wonder how many bills get passed without their full understanding and knowledge. Are they just signing whatever comes over their desks? This is not what we the people of Virginia have elected them to do.
Marcus Vick's latest legal problems brought a couple of notes along this line: (R.M. King/Roanoke)
"I think that people are getting tired of sports personalities, pro or amateur, taking advantage of their status. It is time that they not be allowed to get away with these things, particularly crime against other people. The team and in this case the school is better off without them. Cut them loose!"
If you'd like to cut loose on the news, here's how to get in touch with us...by mail, fax or email.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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General Assembly budget battles have left local museums out in the cold.
In recent years, the label "non- state agency" has meant little or no state funding.
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And that is exactly what Brian Wishneff, a member of Roanoke's City Council, is trying to fix.
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((BRIAN WISHNEFF/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WE HAVE THE MOST TO LOSE IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE BECAUSE WE HAVE SUCH A LARGE CULTURAL BASE HERE, NONE OF WHICH GET STATE FUNDING, AND NOW IS NOT TOO SOON TO CRAFT SOME TYPE OF LEGISLATION, AND TRY TO WIN SOME OTHER SUPPORT AROUND THE STATE.))
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Wishneff's proposal included a regional entity that would represent the area's cultural agencies in Richmond, appear as a recurring line item in the budget and serve as a *conduit* for state funds. The proposal will have to gain support from the Senate Finance Committee, however members of the city council agree that the new approach is worth a try.
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The lates on Dale Earnhardt Juniors conditon after a frightening racing accident in Sonoma California, the new British Open champ, Commonwealth games and much more
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but first our extra point. Lance Amrstrong is in the same place he found himself in yesterday. The texan remains 22 seconds behind overall leader Thomas Voeckler (VOHK'-lur) after the 14th stage at the Tour de France. Tomorrow is the final rest day of the three-week race.
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NASCAR Nextel cup star Dale Earnhardt Junior is resting in the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento California after suffering burns in a wreck during practice for an American le Mans Series race.
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Earnhardt's Chevrolet Corvette hit a barrier in turn eight and his car burst in to flames. Earnhardt, who appeared stunned here as he sits behind the wheel as the car catches fire, got out of the car on his own before being assisted by safety crews.
He was treated for minor burns on his face and legs after the crash and was flown to the University of California-Davis Medical Center.
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Dr. Green indicated that Earnhardt told him that his protective burn pants were not all the way on, but most of the way and that limited the burns. Green also said that Junior was sedated with narcotics to minimize the excruciating pain that often accompanies burns.
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He's now over one million, 300 thousand dollars richer. 38 year old tour rookie Todd Hamilton went the extra holes to top Ernie Els in a four-hole playoff today to win the British Open.
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Hamilton parred all four extra holes while Els bogeyed the third one, the par-three 17th. Els had rallied to tie Hamilton at 10-under-par to set up the playoff. Els had a closing 68, Hamilton a 69. Phil Mickelson's closing 68 left him at 9-under-par, in third place.
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Spence Andrews was three strokes better than Virginia Tech's Ryan Sypniewski for the Suntrust State Open title today.
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Andrews fired a 68 today and finished the four round tourney with a 15 under 273.
Sypniewski finishes second and shot 71 today but his 276 total was three shots off the title mark.
Chip Sullivan finished in a tie for fourth with a 279 total and a round of 69 this afternoon. Appomattox's Faber Jamison tied Sullivan.
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Several major league baseball pitches threw solid games today.
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Curt Schilling won his fourth straight decision, pitching Boston past Anaheim 6-to-2. Schilling allowed one run on three hits, struck out seven and didn't walk anyone over eight innings. He's 12-and-4.
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Houston beat the Padres 5-to-3. Roger Clemens gave up two runs on four hits over seven innings to get the win, retiring 16 consecutive batters. He's 11-and-3.
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The Detroit Tigers beat theYankees 4-to-2 behind Nate Robertson who earned his ninth victory, allowing two runs on six hits over eight innings.
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One game to showcase hitting. The Braves pumped out 16 runs in a 16-5 romp over Montreal. Eli Marrero hit a grand [SUPE
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ed twice and drove in four runs. J.D Drew extended his hitting streak to 15 games.
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The Commonwealth Games are for competitors of all ages, but a few courageous swimmers have thrown caution and a whole bunch of birthdays to the wind. Intern reporter Allison Perry explains.
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They have their bible in hand and their car in park.
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The congregation at one church in Ohio is not interested in leaving the parking lot to attend church service. The drive-in church allows it's followers to listen to the Sunday morning service by tuning-in to their F-M radio, much like a drive in theater. As the pastor conducts the service from atop a hay wagon outside of the church, his followers listen from inside their car, or on the lawn chairs they brought. The church leaders support the program and hope that the congregations appreciation of the relaxed atmosphere will inc(------------) rease donations.