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Coming up on News 7,
Firefighters were back at Dan River Mills to finish the job they started yesterday.
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And a Martinsville student killed in a fraternity house fire is remembered by those at home.
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In sports, Dale, Jr. reflects on his win at Bristol, and
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Tech's Xavier Adibi will miss the rest of the 2004 season with a torn biceps.
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Tropical Storm Gaston made landfall along the South Carlina coast today bringing showers, storms and damaging winds. Some of the rain from this system will effect our region over the next 24 hours. The details on a wet start to the workweek coming up. [Video-Open]
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Family and friends of Howard Stone gather at a Martinsville church to mourn the death of the 19 year old victim of a fraternity house fire.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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Stone died early Friday when his fraternity house at the University of Mississippi caught fire.
Two other students died in the blaze that destroyed the Alpha Tau Omega house.
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Today friends and family in Virginia celebrated Stone's life. Joe Dashiell is in Martinsville after attending the memorial service.
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((ROLLCUE:...as he died, but as he lived.))
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[Dan-River]


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Firefighters were back at Dan River Mills this morning after yesterday's fire apparently rekindled. Officials say a small section of the roof smoldered overnight and sparked up again around 9 o'clock this morning. This morning's fire only caused minor damage. Dan River officials say last night's fire at the finishing plant will NOT affect production schedules. The company's Human Resources Director tells us there is no significant structural damage at the Schoolfield facility and no evident damage to plant equipment.

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Hurricane Charlie is stirring up trouble for the Radford Chapter of the Red Cross. The agency is competing with the natural disaster relief efforts to help the 30 people left homeless after last week's major apartment fire.
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This building in the 700 block of Downey Street caught fire early Friday morning. Several people had to be rescued and the entire building has since been condemned. Most of the residents have found a new place to live, but Red Cross workers say they really need more money to help the people with vouchers for food and clothing.
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((PAULA DOWNS: WE HAVE RECEIVED SOME FOR HURRICANE CHARLIE RELIEF WHICH IS WONDERFUL, BUT WE DO NEED THE LOCAL DONATIONS. THIS WILL PRETTY MUCH EXCEED OUR BUDGET FOR THE YEAR.))
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The chapter has already spent 3-thousand dollars and needs another 2-thousand. If you'd like to make a donation call the Radford American Red Cross Chapter at 540-639-2140.
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Rocky Mount officials say they'll need to go with PLAN-B -- to improve one area of town.
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The town had hoped to make the same type of improvements to uptown Rocky Mount, as it did a few years ago downtown. Those included removing overhead power lines, and adding new benches, crosswalks and lamp posts. But, officials say the applications for two grants that would provide funding for the project were both denied. Officials say they are still optimistic -- and plan to adjust the applications for re-submission later this year.
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Still ahead on the newscast, we'll take you to a feast that's fit for the 18-th century...
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and the stage is set for the Republican National Convention. We'll check in on the preparations in just a few minutes.
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The Republican National Convention gets underway tomorrow. the delegates are arriving in New York City tonight, and they're being greeted by some of the most visible security the nation's largest city has ever seen. Drew Levinson has the story.
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((TRACK: AS IF THERE WERE A QUESTION, THE HERD OF REPUBLICANS HAS ARRIVED IN NEW YORK.
(NAT: that s our Wyoming delegate credential. That s me!)

TRACK: 25-HUNDRED GOP DELEGATES ARE HERE.
(NAT: This is fabulous, absolutely fabulous)

TRACK: AND WHILE THEY RE EXCITED JUST TO BE IN TOWN, THEY CAN T WAIT FOR THE CONVENTION TO CRANK UP.
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I think it s going to be a rock concert. I think it s going to be like a Stones show, except everyone s a Republican. TRACK: BUT ONE LOOK TELLS THEM: THEY RE NOT IN WYOMING ANYMORE. THEIR MIDTOWN HOTEL HAS MORE THAN JUST A DOORMAN TO GREET THEM: DOZENS OF COPS ARE ON GUARD. BUT THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS SAY THEY RE NOT WORRIED: THE BIG APPLE IS SECURE TO THE CORE.
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We have to run through a lot of antelope herds, deer herds at home. It s different, but you just have to work through it.
(STAND-UP: THE DELEGATES WILL BE HERE ON THE FLOOR TO OPEN THE CONVENTION TOMORROW MORNING. BUT THE BIG GUNS, PRESIDENT

BUSH AND VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY, WON T BE HERE UNTIL MID-WEEK. BOTH SPENT TODAY ON THE HUNT FOR VOTES.)
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TRACK: CHENEY, STUMPING IN NEW YORK TRACK: AND THE PRESIDENT IN WEST VIRGINIA, PUSHING HIS DEFENSE AGENDA.
(SOT: bush If America shows uncertainly and weakness, the world will drift toward tragedy. This isn t going to happen o

n my watch.) TRACK: HE DOESN T NEED TO CONVINCE THESE DELEGATESTHE PARTY FAITHFUL.
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People feel secure w/president bush once they have the msg and that s what this convention is about.) TRACK: IT S ABOUT SWINGING THE UNDECIDEDS TO THE BUSH CAMP. AND THAT BEGINS RIGHT HERE. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, AT THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION IN NEW YORK.))
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[Take 7-Too FS Event 523] A reminder that our digital channel "7-Too" will present the Republican party convention gavel-to-gavel, without interruption or anchor commentary. Cox digital cable customers can see it on channel 107.
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Coming up on news 7 at 6, a tropical system could bring heavy rains to our area. We'll have your full forecast in just a few minutes...
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and also, we'll wrap up last night's game between Virginia Tech and U-S-C.
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[Health-Review]


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A world record is now in the hands of a Buena Vista teenager.
And a local mother's grief leads her to educate parents on the importance of the meningitis vaccine.
Joy Sutton has those stories and more in this week's Health Review.
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For more information on meningtis or the vaccine you can find a link on our web site at wdbj7-dot-com.
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Coming up, the BCA is good news, bad news for the Hokies, Kurt Warner will start under center in the Big Apple, and

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. talks about making history on the high banks of Bristol Motor Speeedway.
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If there is such a thing as a moral victory - the Hokies got one last night. Mike Stevens says they may have lost the BCA Classic to USC, but they gained quite a bit in the process.

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Just to update the status of Adibi--he'll undergo surgery on that torn right biceps and miss the rest of the season, meaning that Tech must find some depth at the linebacker spot.

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Eli Manning will have to wait his turn to start under center for the New York Giants.
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Today head coach Tom Coughlin (KAWF'-lin) says Kurt Warner will be his starting quarterback for the regular-season opener against Philadelphia on September 12th. Coughlin says Warner's experience and preseason performance earned him the starting nod over the rookie Manning
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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. moved up to third in the Nextel Cup Points standings thanks to last night's win in the Sharpie 500 at Bristol.
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Junior led 295 of the 500 laps on the way to his 4th win this season.
He became the first driver ever to sweep both the Busch and Cup races at Thunder Valley in the same weekend.
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The Major League Baseball playoffs are just over a month away, and today the Astros tried to hang in the wild card race against the Cubs.
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Dusty Baker watched the Stros rough up his starter Matt Clement. Lance Berkman did some of the heavy lifting for Houston, launching his 21st homer of the season to deep left center field in the 5th. The Astros won it 10-3 pulling to within 4 games in the NL wild card chase.
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The summer is coming to an end, but Virginia's Explore Park is gearing up for one of the biggest events of the season.
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Labor day weekend, the park will host it's annual Appalachian Folk Festival. The popular event features music, storytelling and other folkways of the region.
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In addition the Brugh (brew) Tavern is set to reopen at explore with food sales during the festival, and the start of its regular schedule at the end of the week.