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Fire breaks out this morning in downtown Roanoke-- causing some traffic delays.

We'll have a live report.
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And, an accident in Boones Mill sends three people to the hospital and ties up morning rush hour traffic on Route 220.
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The remnants of tropical storm Gaston continue to bring rain to parts of our area while others remain dry. I'll track the system with Skytracker 7 in the forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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A fire this morning in Roanoke has slowed traffic and work in the Downtown area.
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Susan Bahorich is in the 500 block of Norfolk Avenue. Susan, what happened?
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At least three people were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital following an accident this morning in Boones Mill.
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It happened after seven o'clock on US- 220.
State Police say an S-U-V was attempting to enter the northbound lanes when it pulled out in front of a dump truck heading south.
The truck driver swerved to avoid the S-U-V but the two vehicles collided.
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((SGT. BOB CARPENTIERI/VA. STATE POLICE: THERE WERE FIVE PEOPLE IN THE S-U-V, SEVERAL INJURIES. ONE PERSON WAS FLOWN, THAT I KNOW OF, BY LIFEGUARD TEN AND SEVERAL OTHERS WERE TRANSPORTED TO ROANOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL BY AMBULANCE.))
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There is no word yet on the condition of those who were injured.
State Police say the driver of the S-U-V will be charged with reckless driving.
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Less than an hour after the Boones Mill accident, a Martinsville truck driver died when his tractor-trailer left Route 220 in Henry County and struck a guard rail. State police say 56 year old Charles Everett McGuire was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say McGuire may have suffered a heart attack or other medical condition moments before the accident.



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The Republican National Convention was officially brought to order this morning, as the G-O-P party tries to reach out to undecided voters and convince them to choose President Bush.
Drew Levinson has convention coverage from Madison Square Garden in New York.
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TRACK: THEY SAY THERE ARE EIGHT MILLION STORIES IN THE BIG CITY. THIS MORNING, THOUGH, THERE'S ONLY ONE.

(SOT: Gordon Pederson/South Dakota Delegate:

We drove 1,734 miles to get here!) SHORT!!!

(SOT: David Barton/Texas Delegate: 06:37 I love countries we have where

people get to come and be part of the process.)
TRACK: AS THE GOP CONVENTION OPENS, 25-HUNDRED REPUBLICAN DELEGATES ARE IN NEW YORK. THEY'VE GOT FOUR DAYS TO CONVINCE THE NATION'S UNDECIDED VOTERS THE PRESIDENT DESERVES ANOTHER FOUR YEARS AT THE HELM.

(SOT: Brian Maughan/Oklahoma Delegate 08:08 We've had an improving

economy since he came into office and we've also seen a lot of tough decisions come across his desk and he's generally made the right decisions.)
TRACK: (possible) UNUSUAL FOR A CONVENTION: VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY IS HERE TO WITNESS THE EARLY SESSIONS.

(wild line) IN FACT, HE WAS IN THE AUDIENCE WHEN HE WAS OFFICIALLY

NOMINATED FOR A SECOND TERM AS VICE PRESIDENTIAL SLOT.

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CHENEY'S BOSS, PRESIDENT BUSH IS ON A WEEK-LONG TOUR OF BATTLEGROUND STATES. HE'LL BE HERE WEDNESDAY.

(STAND-UP: IN AN ATTEMPT TO APPEAL TO MIDDLE-OF-THE-ROAD VOTERS, THE

CONVENTION WILL FEATURE THE PARTY MODERATES: TONIGHT, IT'S FORMER NEW YORK MAYOR RUDY GIULIANI AND ARIZONA SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN.)
TRACK: MCCAIN HAS HAD A STRAINED RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PRESIDENT, AND IS A GOOD FRIEND OF SENATOR JOHN KERRY. STILL, HE'S BACKING THE PARTY.

(SOT: Sen. John McCain/R-Arizona: I'm supporting president bush because

of the leadership because of his support he provided on war on terror. )
TRACK: IT'S THE FIRST TIME THE GOP HAS EVER HELD A CONVENTION IN THE DEMOCRATIC STRONGHOLD OF NEW YORK.

(nat pop Bloomberg)


TRACK: TODAY'S THEME IS "A NATION OF COURAGE"...REPUBLICANS HOPE IT WILL REMIND VOTERS OF HOW THE PRESIDENT RALLIED THE NATION AFTER WHAT HAPPENED IN THIS CITY ON SEPTEMBER 11TH. ))

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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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The man who encouraged militants to attack American soldiers in Iraq may want to become part of the political process. We'll have the details next.
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Also the Pentagon investigates one of its own who may have been passing U-S secrets to Israel.
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It's another encouraging sign for peace in Iraq--
Rebel Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called on his followers to end their fighting against U- S and Iraqi forces.
An aide says al- Sadr is considering joining the political process.
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And after a three- week recess, a hearing has resumed in the case of Army Private Lynndie England-- seen in those now- infamous photos with Iraqi detainees.
The Article 32 hearing will determine whether England should face a court- martial on Iraqi prisoner abuse charges.
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Officials confirm the F-B-I is investigating meetings between a senior Israeli diplomat and a Pentagon analyst.
The F-B-I wants to know if the analyst passed along classified information to Israel.
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That, as Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon briefs cabinet ministers today about the matter.
Israeli officials deny that they have a spy in the Pentagon, saying they're certain this will all amount to nothing.
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((NATHAN SHARENSKY/CABINET MINISTER: I AM SURE THAT, IN ANOTHER TWO OR THREE DAYS, IT ALL WILL BECOME CLEAR THAT THERE IS NO BASIS FOR THESE SUSPICIONS." ))
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Israeli officials say the meetings in Washington were well within the norm of diplomacy, and that no laws were broken.

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Jury selection in the Kobe Bryant rape trial begins in earnest today.
Attorneys and the judge will quiz about two dozen potential jurors.
Kelly Cobiella brings us up to date.
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(( FOR THE FIRST TIME, BASKETBALL STAR KOBE BRYANT IS COMING FACE TO FACE WITH THE PEOPLE WHO COULD DECIDE WHETHER HE'S GUILTY OF RAPING A RESORT WORKER LAST SUMMER. 25 JURORS HAVE BEEN CALLED BACK FOR ONE-ON-ONE QUESTIONING.
BOTH SIDES ARE SEARCHING FOR 12 JURORS AND 2 ALTERNATES AMONG An initial POOL OF 3-HUNDRED, TO DECIDE WHETHER BRYANT IS GUILTY OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING A RESORT WORKER LAST SUMMER.

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"IT'S USUALLY A PUBLIC PROCESS IN COLORADO, BUT THIS JURY SELECTION IS CLOSED. THE JUDGE SAYS HE WANTS TO PROTECT THE IDENTITY OF JURORS WHO MAY HAVE TO TALK ABOUT HIGHLY PRIVATE DETAILS OF THEIR LIVES."
ATTORNEYS LIKELY WILL WANT TO KNOW WHETHER A POTENTIAL JUROR HAS EVER BEEN RAPED, OR KNOWS SOMEONE WHO HAS.
THE JURY POOL GREW BY ANOTHER HUNDRED OVER THE WEEKEND. THE PEOPLE WERE SUMMONED FOR A SEPARATE CASE THAT WAS SETTLED. THEY'LL NOW HAVE TO FILL OUT THE SAME QUESTIONAIRES THE OTHER PROSPECTIVE JURORS WADED THROUGH FRIDAY... ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT MONEY, RACE, AND SPORT :
AMONG THE 82 QUESTIONS ON THE PRELIMINARY FORM: WHETHER THEY FOLLOW PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL, IF THEY THINK RICH PEOPLE ARE TREATED BETTER BY THE COURTS, AND THEIR FEELINGS ON INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS.
BRYANT'S ACCUSER IS WHITE. THE 26 YEAR OLD NBA STAR HAS PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO FELONY SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND SAYS SEX WITH THE THEN-19-YEAR-OLD FRONT DESK CLERK WAS CONSENSUAL. HE COULD GET FOUR YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON OR LIFE ON PROBATION IF CONVICTED. HE ALSO FACES A CIVIL SUIT FILED BY THE ALLEGED VICTIM.
THE JUDGE HOPES TO HAVE A JURY SEATED BY WEEK'S END. KELLY COBIELLA, CBS NEWS, EAGLE, COLORADO. ))

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Nineteen year old Howard Stone was remembered yesterday in his hometwon of Martinsville.
Stone was one of three students who died early Friday when their fraternity house at the University of Mississippi caught fire.
Yesterday afternoon, mourners filled a Martinsville Church to talk about a life that ended too soon. Joe Dashiell reports.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll see how some guitarists are trying to make music out of thin air.
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Miami was the hottest scene in music last night, as it played host to the Video Music Awards for the first time.
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While the show is known for being outrageous-- it was calm by comparison last night, focusing mainly on a "get out and vote" message.
The performance by OutKast shared that political message, as the group was showered with red, white, and blue balloons.
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OutKast won four awards-- including video of the year.
Singer Beyonce walked away with Best Female Video, while Usher won for Best Male Video.
And the group Marooon Five won for Best New Artist.
Last night's show also included a tribute to the late Ray Charles.
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Meanwhile, in the Netherlands, musicians are honored without actually playing a single note--
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Thirty air guitar players from all corners of the world battled for the Ninth World Championship title.
Musical talent isn't required for the competition.
But what IS important is an ability to move around the stage, and play the air guitar as realistically as possible.
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((JUHA TORVOINEN/AIR CONTEST JUDGE: I ALSO WORK FOR A RECORD COMPANY AND WE HAVE NOT SIGNED A AIR GUITAR PLAYER YET, WE MIGHT DO IT ONE DAY. I DON'T THINK IT IS THE FUTURE OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS IT IS THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD, WORLD PEACE !))
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American Miri Park won the coveted title after dancing on stage while performing splits with her air guitar.
A performer from New Zealand came in second in the competition.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 16 points. The NASDAQ has lost 17.

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Coming up after the break, the Olympics are over, and the athletes are headed home -- we'll see how America and Greece did.
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Plus, Virginia Tech shows up to play ball against the nation's defending champs -- and almost has a chance at the win.
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Last night the Olympic games officially ended with a huge party.
The American athletes have a lot to celebrate-- having won 103 medals, including 36 Gold medals.
Manuel Gallegus has more from Athens.
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((BEFORE A CHEERING CROWD OF 72-THOUSANDWITH FIREWORKSAND VICTORIOUS ATHLETES ON PARADEGREECE GAVE ITSELF A BIG PAT ON THE BACK FOR A JOB WELL DONE
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IT WAS A CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL PRIDE AND RELIEFIT MAY HAVE BEEN LAST MINUTEBUT THE 28TH OLYMPIAD IS A TRIUMPH FOR THIS SMALL COUNTRYWHAT THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE CALLED UNFORGETTABLE DREAM GAMES
AMERICAN VISITORS AGREED.

-SOT-MOS did anyone ever think it was going to be this beautiful, this

excitingthis wonderful? No.
IT DID GET OFF TO A SLOW START FOR THE FIRST WEEK THE VENUES WERE HALF EMPTYA PARTY PLANNED FOR SEVEN YEARS AND HARDLY ANYONE SHOWED UP!
BUT BY THE END, CROWDS PACKED THE OLYMPIC PARK WITH 92 PERCENT OF ALL TICKETS SOLD
-MOS-watching it from homeit just doesnt capture it on tv ..its just awesome.
AND AS THE DAYS PASSED AMERICAN VISITORS, WHO WERE IN SMALL NUMBERS HERE, STOPPED WORRYING ABOUT TERRORISM

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the Greeks are extremely proud and very competent and not alarmed with all the press.
GUNS WERE VISIBLE EVERYWHEREBUT THE SOLDIERS, AND THOUSANDS OF VOLUNTEERS MANAGED TO STAY POLITEEVEN UNDER THE OFTEN INTENSE HEAT
-STAND-UP-MANUEL GALLEGUS, ATHENS
THE GAMES DO COME AT AN AMAZING COST10-BILLION DOLLARSGREEKS WILL BE PAYING THE PRICE IN THEIR TAXES INDEFINTELY.
IN EXCHANGE THEY GET A MORE MODERN ATHENS

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AND THEY HOPE SOMETHING PRICELESSA POSITIVE IMAGE OF A NEW GREECE BEAMED AEOUND THE WORLD. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS ATHENS.))

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Virginia Tech fell to oh and 7 against top ranked teams in the land with Saturday night's 24- 13 loss to USC. But it wasn't the blowout that most expected.
And as Mike Stevens explains, there were several bright spots for the Hokies.
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Adibi will have surgery on that torn right biceps and miss the rest of the season.

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