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As John Kerry campaigns in Norfolk today, his outspoken wife prepares to take center stage tonight in Boston at the Democratic National Convention.
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And, new information in the disappearance of a pregnant Utah woman.
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A flood watch remains in affect until 9:00 o'clock tonight with periods of heavy rain possible. Will take a look with skytracker 7 in your forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.

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As the Democratic National Convention enters its second day, Senator John Kerry's outspoken wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry takes her turn in the political spotlight.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
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While his wife is the focus of attention today at the Democratic convention, John Kerry spent his morning campaigning in Norfolk-- the site of the world's largest naval base.
As he highlighted his own military service, Kerry said he wants to keep the 9-11 commission working past its late August deadline, in an effort to keep the nation safe.
Aleen Sirgany is in Boston this afternoon and joins us now with an update on the covention.
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(( TRACK: TODAY, IT'S ALL ABOUT TERESA. THE WIFE OF SENATOR JOHN KERRY TAKES TO THE FLEET CENTER STAGE IN PRIME TIME, TRYING TO SHOWCASE A MORE PERSONAL SIDE OF HER HUSBAND. SHE'S NOT ONE TO HOLD BACK. ALREADY IN THIS CONVENTION WEEK...SHE'S TOLD A NEWSPAPER REPORTER TO SHOVE IT. .

(SOT: YESTERDAY: You said something I didn't say, now shove it)



SOT: Teresa Heinz Kerry/Kerry's Wife: I wanted him to back off, because

he was trying to trap me with words that I hadn't said, and I think that's my right, and I think you would do that too if someone attacked your integrity.
TRACK: SHE ADMITS SHE'S OUTSPOKEN, BUT HERE IN FRIENDLY TERRITORY, THAT'S A PLUS:

SOT: Luann Gifford/Missouri Delegate: I'm fine with it. I want her to

be able to speak out. I think that's what we need from a President's wife.

SOT: Terry McAuliffe/Democratic Party Chairman: I've wanted to say that

myself to a lot of reporters.
TRACK: "JOHN" KERRY ARRIVES IN BOSTON TOMORROW. HE SPENT THIS MORNING IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, SITE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST NAVY BASE, TALKING NATIONAL SECURITY:

(SOT: John Kerry/Presidential Candidate)


TRACK: LAST NIGHT, HE LEFT THE CONVENTION IN THE HANDS OF BILL CLINTON
(nat) WHO HAD THIS ARENA PUMPED UP AS IF A ROCK STAR WERE HERE:



(nat of arena going wild for bill)


TRACK: THE PARTY FAITHFUL WILL TRY TO KEEP IT THIS WAY....LEADING THE WAY TONIGHT.....SENATOR TED KENNEDY..HE'LL SHARE SOME PERSONAL ANECDOTES ABOUT HIS FRIEND WHO LOVES TO MOTORCYCLE...BUT ALSO REMIND EVERYONE OF THE LONG STANDING FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN KERRY AND ALL THE KENNEDYS.
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We will have live coverage of the Democratic and Republican conventions on our digital channel "7-too."
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We will present both party conventions from beginning to end, without interruptions.
Cox digital cable customers can see it on Channel 107.
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Police in Salt Lake City have again searched a landfill with cadaver dogs, in an effort to find a missing pregnant woman, Lori Hacking.
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Authorities have learned that Hacking found out her husband, Mark, was deceiving her just days before she disappeared.
According to her co-workers, Lori Hacking left work in tears after a phone conversation, in which she apparently learned her husband had lied to her about being accepted to medical school.
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Mark Hacking, who policer are calling a "person of interest" in the case, has hired an attorney.
He's been hospitalized since police found him running around naked the night after the search started for his wife.

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Opponents of a proposed methadone clinic in Northwest Roanoke are not giving up their fight, but some say they are changing their tactics.
Justin McLeod has more.
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They've been fired up for months but opponents of a proposed methadone clinic say they're just getting started.
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She may have no choice.
CRC Health Corporation is still waiting for state approval but plans to open a methadone clinic on Hershberger Road within 90 days.
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To do that, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference plans to hold non violent protests at the site.
The group will also boycott establishments that do business with the methadone clinic.
They may even go as far as put pictures of the clinic's clients on a website.
But one opponent says the community should consider a different approach.
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((DEL. ONZLEE WARE: IF CRC IS GOING TO COME AND WE HAVE TO HAVE AS A COMMUNITY SOME INPUT ON ITS OPERATIONS AND ITS POLICIES.)) [Runs07]
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Delegate Ware suggests providing that input by sitting down with the company.
The NAACP has another idea, and that is to find a more appropriate site for the clinic.
But most opponents agree the one on Hershberger Road will probably open and if that happens Roanoke's Police Chief says he'll be ready.
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((JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE'S POLICE CHIEF: WE HAVE BASELINE DATA ON CALLS FOR SERVICE ON A PARTICULAR AREA IF THERE'S AN INCREASE IN THOSE CALLS TO SERVICE WE WILL READILY KNOW AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.)) [Runs9]
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: CHIEF GASKINS ALSO SAYS THE DEPARTMENT HAS RESEARCHED HOW METHADONE CLINCIS HAVE AFFECTED OTHER COMMUNITIES. IT FOUND WHILE IT HAS CREATED PROBLEMS IN SOME, OTHER IT HAS NOT. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))

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Iraqi militants are getting their way again--
A Jordanian firm working for the U-S military is pulling out of Iraq, in hopes that militants will release two of its workers being held hostage.
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Today mortar fire hit a residential area in central Baghdad.
At least one Iraqi civilian was killed and another injured.
The U- S military is investigating the explosions.
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And in Fallujah, U-S aircraft dropped leaflets, warning residents they will lose more than 100- million dollars in re- building funds if insurgents don't end their attacks on American forces.
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Police in Australia say a bomb threat that forced a flight to return to a Sydney airport was actually a hoax.
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United Airlines Flight 840 from Australia to Los Angeles returned to Sydney after a note was found.
Offficials say a bomb threat was written on an air sickness bag.
The plane landed in Sydney to be checked, and nothing was found.
The hoax comes just a few days after an al-Qaida linked terrorist group threatened Australia, if it doesn't pull its 900 troops out of Iraq.
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A suspect in a robbery that turned fatal is in custody. We'll have the details after the break,
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and a thousand firefighters try to tackle wildfires burning out of control in Portugal.
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Soldiers have mobilized to help more than a thousand firefighters battle against dozens of wildfires in Portugal.
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The combination of a heat wave and gusty winds fueled the blazes, which have devoured about three- thousand acres of forest.
Two smaller fires were also active in the area, with at least half a dozen houses burned down and dozens of residents evacuated.
Firefighters are getting help from water trucks and helicopters as the blazes rage on in 14 of Portugal's 18 regions.
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The final suspect in an attempted break-in that led to the shooting death of a North Carolina man, is now in custody.

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44-year old Timothy Willard Thornton has been charged with attempted breaking and entering. 43-year old Michael Robin Wilson was arrested on Thursday.
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Authorities say Thornton, Wilson and a third man, Jerry Wayne Weadon, tried to force their way into a Pittsylvania County home early Wednesday morning. Gammon exchanged fire with the suspects, apparently hitting Weadon in the back. His body was found in Henry County later that day. Thornton will remain in Eden, North Carolina until he waives extradition back to Virginia.
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With the Democratic National Convention now in full swing, a lot voters will take this time to seriously consider who'll they vote for President.
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But for many, the concerns over HOW they vote may be just as important as who they vote for. With the onset of electronic voting, many critics have raised concerns over the reliability of the machines.
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((MY CONCERN IS THAT WE MAY BE MOVING A LITTLE TOO FAST IN ADOPTING A VOTING TECHNOLOGY THAT HASN'T BEEN THOROUGHLY TESTED AND DOESN'T HAVE ADDTIONAL BACKUPS))
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Tonight on News 7 at Six, we'll take a look at some of the other concerns critics have, and how those who stand behind the machines are responding to those concerns.
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When a child gets a cancerous tumor in his leg, doctors have to remove the bone and replace it with a metal prosthesis.
Major surgery is needed every time the new leg has to be lengthened to keep up with the child's growth.
But as Dr. Mallika Marshall tells us, now doctors can adjust a prosthesis without ever going inside the leg.
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((WATCHING DARYL HERNANDEZ WALK YOU WOULDN'T THINK ANYTHING WAS WRONG... UNTIL YOU SEE THE SCAR ON HIS LEG.

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"I started like, limping a lot. So my mom took me to the hospital and they told me that I have cancer."
DARYL HAD A TUMOR GROWING IN HIS KNEE.... AFTER CHEMOTHERAPY DOCTORS REMOVED MOST OF HIS KNEE AND PART OF HIS LEG..... REPLACING IT WITH A METAL PROSTHESIS. IN THE PAST THAT POSED A PROBLEM BECAUSE EVERYTIME THE CHILD GREW THE NEW LEG HAD TO BE ADJUSTED.

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"you had to go inside the body and then use a wrench or a screwdriver and actually create the lengthening."

(STANDUP: Dr. Mallika Marshall/CBS NEWS/Boston, MA)

THAT OPERATION IS PAINFUL, REQUIRES SEVERAL DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL AND HAS TO BE DONE AT LEAST TWICE A YEAR. BUT DARYL WAS ABLE TO GET A NEW KIND OF PROSTHESIS.... ONE THAT, IN A SENSE, GROWS WITH HIM.

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THE REPIPHYSIS (re-pith-eh-sis) IMPLANT HAS A SPRING LOADED INSIDE. WHEN AN EXPANSION IS NEEDED DOCTORS PUT A RING AROUND THE LEG THAT CREATES AN ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD. THAT SOFTENS THE PLASTIC INSIDE, ALLOWING THE SPRING TO UNWIND SLIGHTLY... STRETCHING THE LEG A FEW MILLIMETERS.

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(vo)"they get lengthened as they grow.(oc) So depending on the age of

the patient it could be every 3 months, it could be every 6 months."
THE IMPLANT IS EXPECTED TO LAST UNTIL DARYL IS FULLY GROWN... THEN IT WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED COMPLETELY. AND WHILE IT ALLOWS HIM TO MOVE WELL, HE HAS TO BE CAREFUL.

(SOT-Daryl again)

"I can't do sports. I can't ride scooters, skateboards, you know."
BUT HE CAN DO MANY OF THE THINGS LITTLE BOYS DO. MALLIKA MARSHALL, CBS NEWS.))
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Coming up next on the newscast, a London tradition is about to end.
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Also we'll tell why some overheated monkeys have developed a new tradition all their own.
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They've long been symbolic of London-- right up there with Buckingham Palace and the Union Jack.
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But these bright- red, double decker buses are about to roll into transportation history..
More than 100 of the city's last and most famous Routemaster buses were put on display this week to celebrate the buses' 50th anniversary.
2004 will be the last year to see the classic red buses on the street, because they no longer comply with modern day laws and regulations.
But the Routemaster far outlasted expectations-- it was designed to run only seventeen years.
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An unusually hot summer in China has apprently motivated some monkeys to take up a new hobby.
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They have taked to diving at two mountain ponds.
The 360 monkeys use nearby tree branches as diving platforms.
Most of the furry daredevils are young males who are showing off for females, but the other family members seem to cheer them on.
The more daring divers leap from a tree branch 65 feet above the lake.
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One person has been taken to the hospital following a shooting this morning in Roanoke.
Police were called to the 13-hundred block of Lafayette Boulevard shortly before noon.
The victim was apparently shot in the back, but witnesses say his injuries did not appear to be life- threatening.

Police are searching for a suspect.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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The media picks Florida State to take top honors in the A-C-C this year -- again.
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The ACC Football Media Kickoff has taken over the Grandover Resort in Greensboro over the past two days.
Steve Mason and Travis Wells check in now with more on the preseason festivities.
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That makes 13 straight seasons that FSU has been picked to win it all in the league. Safe to say that one year ago today - not a single Tech fan expected the Hokies to be picked so low in the preseason.

State, Ga. Tech, Wake, Carolina and Duke round out the preseason poll. Remember - the Hokies ACC opener against Duke on September 18th will be televised right here on WDBJ-7.
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