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Coming up on News 7,
A Bedford County firefighter is in critical condition after injuries he sustained OFF the job.
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And a symbol of life in Roanoke pays tribute to individuals who helped SAVE lives.
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Tonight in sports, Norm Lineburg talks about having the field at Bobcat Stadium named in his honor, and
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the Redskins get in their first practice under Joe Gibbs at Redskins Park.
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An approaching cold front and Tropical Depression #1 in the Atlantic. Both making weather headlines this last day of J

uly. Details on how both could affect weather along the mid-atlantic states in just a bit.

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An early morning accident leaves a Bedford County fire- fighter in critical condition.
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((MONTY COLEMAN: HE WAS IN SURGERY THIS MORNING, WE STILL HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING BACK FROM HIM AT THIS TIME SO, JUST WAITING.))
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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It happened around 3:30 this morning. That's when an off- duty firefighter lost control of his truck in Forest. [TAKE NEWS 7 AT 6 IN BAM]
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Jennifer Wishon has been following this story and joins us now with the latest. Myranda, officials are not releasing the man's name
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But, we do know he is a volunteer firefighter with the Forest Fire Department in Bedford County. Today we caught up with some of his fellow fire- fighters who were the first to arrive on the scene of the accident.
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((It started out as a routine early morning call. Forest Fire Chief Monty Coleman was first to respond - followed by 17 members of the Forest Volunteer Fire Department.

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((MONTY COLEMAN: WHEN WE ARRIVED ON THE SCENE WE HAD A SINGLE VEHICLE PICK UP TRUCK THAT WAS ON ITS SIDE. LOCATED A VICTIM THAT WAS TRAPPED UP UNDER IT WHICH WE LATER FOUND OUT WAS ONE OF OUR OWN FIREFIGHTERS THERE IN FOREST.))
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[TAKE MAP] The accident happened on Route 811 in Forest near the intersection of Waterlick Road. [END MAP] Officials say the man - whose name has not been released - was driving towards the intersection around 3:30 when he ran off of the right side of the road. He then over- corrected and ran off the left side of the road where he was thrown from his pickup. The truck then rolled over and landed on his head.
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((MONTY COLEMAN: OUR MEMBERS ARRIVED ON THE SCENE AND THEY PERFORMED AN EXTRICATION, REMOVING ONE OF OUR BROTHERS FROM THE VEHICLE. WE TREATED HIM WITH FIRST AID, EMS AND TRANSPORTED HIM TO A HELICOPTER THAT LATER TRANSPORTED HIM TO A TRAUMA CENTER IN LYNCHBURG.))
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The victim was then taken to UVA Medical Center where he was last listed in critical condition. Chief Coleman says knowing the victim changed everything in this situation, but says he's proud of the way his volunteers relied on their training and stayed focused on their job.
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Myranda, again, the victim's name has not been released, but we'll pass along any details as they become available.


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One person was injured after she was hit by a car in the Roanoke Valley this afternoon.
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It happened around 3-o'clock on Ogden Road on the Roanoke City-County line. Witnesses say the womman was walking down the road when she was hit. She was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital by ambulance. There is no word on the extent of her injuries. Police say charges are pending.
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A man faces multiple charges after allegedly leading police on a 50-mile chase along Interstate 81 yesterday. 32 year-old Gordon James Kirk was driving northbound on I-81 near Buchanan when a state trooper clocked him on radar at 86 miles-per-hour. Police say Kirk then led police on a high-speed chase through Botetourt and Rockbridge counties, then ran into a cruiser as police tried to create a rolling roadblock. Police say Kirk continued to drive at speeds of up to 95 miles-per-hour until he was stopped with spike-strips near Staunton. Kirk is charged with felonious vehicle assault of an officer, reckless driving and failure to stop.

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Two men wounded in yesterday's shooting at a Stop-In on Hershberger Road are still in the hospital.
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23 year old Steven Jefferson is listed in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial. 21 year old Michael Wood is now listed in "good" condition. Police arrested 22 year old Marcus Jerome Nance shortly after the shooting. He faces murder and malicious wounding charges, and is being held at the Roanoke City Jail. 24 year old *Joey Lee Joyce* was killed in the shooting.
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Giving the gift of life may have been their personal reward -- but now some local organ and tissue donors are being rewarded publicly.
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Today donor families and transplant recipients gathered at Rivers Edge Park, to donate a greenway memorial in honor of local organ and tissue donors. During the ceremony, participants each picked up two stones -- one they could throw in the river or put at the greenway site -- and another they could keep for themselves in honor of their loved one's memory. The memorial represents hope and healing for people like Jane Laprade, whose son, Keith was killed in an automobile accident three years ago.
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((JANE LAPRADE/MOTHER OF DONOR: AND IT HELPS ME TELL MY STORY BUT IT ALSO HELPS ME TO LET OTHER PEOPLE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO DONATE ORGANS.))
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More than 85-thousand people are currently awaiting an organ transplant in the United States -- more than two-thousand of those are in Virginia.
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[TAKE WDBJ7.COM FS] For more information on organ and tissue donation, you can log on to our website, where you can find a link to *Save-SEVEN-Lives-DOT-ORG.*
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Still ahead on the newscast, we'll check in on the Redskins as they open training camp for the year...
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and also, First Lady Laura Bush visits the Commonwealth, to help honor her native state.
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While her husband is out campaigning, First Lady Laura Bush made a stop in Virginia today.
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Bush christened *the Texas,* a new nuclear-powered attack submarine in Newport News. The first lady struck the bow of the 2-point-2 billion dollar ship with a bottle of red, white and blue sparkling wine. She then asked that all who sail on the ship be blessed.
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((LAURA BUSH/FIRST LADY; TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE DEVOTED SERVICE OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY. AND THE SKILL OF AMERICA'S SHIPBUILDERS, I'M HONORED TO CHRISTEN THE TRIUMPH THAT IS THE TEXAS.))
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The Texas is the second craft in the Virginia class, which eventually could have 30 ships. It is expected to be delivered to the Navy in 2005. About five-thousand people attended the ceremony at the Newport News shipyard.
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A Southside company is planning an expansion that will cost more than 13 million dollars.
The move will add 200 jobs to Columbia Flooring's Danville manufacturing facility.
Columbia makes hardwood and laminate flooring.
Its president calls the Danville plant an example of the corporation's excellence.
Donald Graham has more of this week's business news in Business Review.
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Gala Industries in Eagle Rock has been selected for the state's VALET program. VALET -or Virginia Leaders in Export Trade program- is the first of its kind in the country. It works to help companies, such as Gala, expand their business with international trade. Coordinators for Gala say it's a win-win situation.
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((DON SMITH, EXPORT SALES MANAGER: I THINK THE STATE VIEWS THAT IF A COMPANY LIKE GALA, IF WE CAN INCREASE EXPORTS- IT'S THE FUTURE MARKETS FOR THE U.S. WE CAN'T RELY ENTIRELY ON THE U.S. AND IF WE CAN INCREASE EXPORTS, WE'RE GOING TO HIRE PEOPLE, PAY MORE TAXES, THESE TYPES OF THINGS.))
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Gala will receive 10-thousand dollars from the program for export-related advertising and shows, plus another 10-thousand dollars in professional services. Three economic groups in the Roanoke Valley were honored. The Roanoke Valley Economic Development Partnership, and the economic development departments of Roanoke City and Roanoke County recieved their accreditation.
Only 26 organizations in North America share the distinction, and the Roanoke Valley is the only community in which three organizations earned accreditation at the same time.
Goodwill Industries cut the ribbon on its new 55-thousand square foot Melrose Avenue facility. The new corporate headquarters consolidates worksites in Roanoke and Salem. It has the capacity to serve three-hundred individuals with disabilities or disadvantages and fifty staff members. Goodwill opened its new doors with hopes that the facility will accommodate growth, reduce expenses, and promote communication for the organization For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS]))
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Still to come on the newscast, the stormy tropical season fires up in the Atlantic, but *will it bring showers* this way? Brent Watts will have some answers coming up...
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and also, a shelter for people with nowhere else to go nears completion in the Roanoke Valley.
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The Roanoke Rescue Mission is working to recover funding to finish its newest addition.
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The exterior of the 41- thousand square foot Women and Children's Shelter is complete. Crews are now working on the interior. The building will house the mission's Recovery Program, which ministers to women with alcohol and drug addictions - two of the leading causes of homelessness.
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((LEE CLARK: THIS RECOVERY PROGRAM HELPS PEOPLE BY GIVING THEM 18 TO 24 MONTHS TO GO THROUGH A COMPLETE RECOVERY. MENTAL, PHYSICAL, SPIRITUAL RECOVERY SO THEY CAN LEAD A LIFE VERY DIFFERENTLY. IT WILL BE ONE OF THE ONLY PLACES ANYWHERE WHERE A WOMAN CAN GET HELP AND KEEP HER FAMILY WITH HER - KEEP HER DEPENDENT CHILDREN WITH HER WHILE SHE GETS THIS HELP.))
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Clark says a number of women are waiting in line for the program. The mission has already raised more than three- and a half- million- dollars, but still needs another 150- thousand to finish the project.
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Clark encourages anyone who's never been to the mission to stop by. Tours are offered every Monday at noon.

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An Institute in Danville is using grant money to help generate jobs in Southside.
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The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research recently received 1- point- 3 million dollars from the Virginia Tobacco Commission. The grant will be used to support the Institute's VIPER program which focuses on research to advance racing performance. VIPER research will eventually serve auto makers and suppliers. Programs are now being planned to attract higher paying *motorsports-related* jobs to the region. Virginia Tech and Virginia International Raceway are also partners in the VIPER Program.
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Coming up, the President goes to training camp, Joe Gibbs runs his first practice in 12 years, and
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in just about an hour, the playing surface at Radford's Bobcat Stadium will bear a new name, one synonymous with success.
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Over 5 thousand Redskins fans showed up in Ashburn today for the first training camp practice of the second Joe Gibbs era in Washington.
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Gibbs was greeted with cheers and loud applause as he took the practice field this morning.
The Skins worked out for about an hour and 45 minutes, which included plenty of drill work, 7 on 7's, and a light scrimmage.
One thing was clear, the atmosphere on day one was electric.
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The Cleveland Browns had a surprise visitor at training camp today as President George W. Bush dropped in on their practice facility, taking a break from the campaign trail. Former Hokies Chad Beasley and Ben Taylor were among the first to shake the chief executive's hand. Bush also played a quick game of catch with new Browns quarterback Jeff Garcia and Andre Davis before making a stop in Canton at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The President's campaign now takes him to the Keystone state of Pennsylvania.
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Norm Lineburg is set to be honored in Radford tonight. The playing surface at Bobcat Stadium will now bear his name. Lineburg arrived in Radford as head coach in 1970. His legendary career includes 301 victories, 15 district titles, 6 regional crowns, and 2 state championships. But the humble coach is quick to deflect the credit away from himself.
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Rain washed out all track activities today at Pocono, including both Nextel Cup practice sessions, leaving the drivers with only an hour of practice the entire weekend. That's not necessarily a good thing, especially on a track that is constantly changing.
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No rain today for the Busch Series in Pikes Peak. Greg Biffle is pulling double duty this weekend. He started in the back but found his way to the point and won the Goulds 250.
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Hoops was the name of the game today at Roanoke College's Bast Center. Joe Gaither's three on three tournament
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included 36 teams in five different age divisions that went at it on the hardwood in Salem.
All the proceeds from the annual event benefit CHIP, the Child Health Investment Partnership of the Roanoke Valley.
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In case you missed it last night, Mike Tyson's career took another downward turn, after the former heavyweight champ was knocked out in the fourth round by relative unknown British fighter Danny Williams. Following the fight, Tyson's trainer revealed that Iron Mike had torn a ligament in his left knee during the first roun(------------) d, which hampered him the rest of the way.