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Coming up on News 7 - Hollywood, the medical world and fans are mourning the loss of America's "Superman"
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We'll take a look at how Christopher Reeve turned a personal tragedy into a public crusade and the effect he had on medicine.
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Bright sunshine had an impact today but that will be replaced by a forecast with showers by midweek. Details ahead.

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Richmond students get a visit from "the Cos", but he wasn't just joking around.
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and bettors made great strides in Vinton today as Off Track Betting got off and running.
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Plus Bassmaster comes to Smith Mountain Lake.
Stay with us, News 7 at Five starts now.

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The man best known for playing Superman turned out to be all too human. Christopher Reeve died yesterday at the age of 52.
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Reeve is remembered for being ``courageous and inspirational'' and providing hope to millions of people.
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The star of the ``Superman'' movies was paralyzed in a riding accident in 1995 and emerged as an advocate for spinal cord research. We have two reoprts for you tonight, on Reeve's life and achievements in the medical field.

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((Fans of Christopher Reeve are remembering him as an inspiration....a symbol of what you can do if you are courageous enough.

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"He was more than Superman, he was a super man."
The actor made famous in the Superman movies was crippled in a 19-95 riding accident, but the former movie star refused to sit still.

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With little more than words Reeve turned his life into a crusade to find a cure for spinal injuries. He never gave up hope of walking again.

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FOR THE LAST YEARS OF HIS LIFE REEVE LIVED HERE IN QUIET TOWN OF BEDFORD, WITH HIS WIFE DANA. TODAY SHE THANKED THE MILLIONS OF FANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD FOR LOVING AND SUPPORTING HER HUSBAND DURING HIS STRUGGLE.

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With stem cell research an issue in the current presidential campaign....John Kerry embraced Reeve and his determination to cure paralysis.

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"In part because of his work, one day people will walk again."

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In Hollywood where Reeve became a star playing the "Man of Steel" fans placed flowers on the actor's star.

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Reeve will forever be remembered as Superman ...a hero who flew through the skies and as another type of hero.. a man who worked tirelessly to help himself...and others like him - take - one more step in life. Bianca Solorzano, CBS News, Bedford, NY)) [WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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((ALTHOUGH CHRISTOPHER REEVE WAS CONFINED TO A WHEELCHAIR HE SPENT MOST OF HIS TIME TRYING TO FIND A WAY OUT OF IT.
HE SPENT HOURS EVERYDAY IN REHABILITATION.... MAKING IMPROVEMENTS THAT AMAZED THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY.
THE SPECIALIZED WORKOUT REGIMEN COUPLED WITH ELECTRICAL STIMULATION ALLOWED HIM TO REGAIN SENSATION IN PARTS OF HIS BODY, BREATH FOR PERIODS OF TIME WITHOUT A RESPIRATOR, AND EVEN MOVE HIS INDEX FINGER.
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"slowly recovered to being able to feel throughout his entire body to localize that touch. And then to be able to move most of his joints in the body." :08

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BESIDES OFFERING HOPE TO THE PARALYZED REEVE ALSO RAISED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND SPARKED NEW INTEREST IN THE SEARCH FOR A CURE. BUT SADLY HIS PASSING COMES JUST AS GROUNBREAKING STRIDES ARE BEING MADE.

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THIS SUMMER SCIENTISTS IN MIAMI REVERSED PARALYSIS IN LABORATORY RATS. AFTER INJECTING A COMBINATION OF DRUGS AND NERVE CELLS INTO THE SITE OF THE SPINE INJURY THE ANIMALS REGAINED 70 PERCENT OF THEIR LIMB FUNCTION.... ALTHOUGH RESEARCHERS ADMIT HUMAN TESTING IS YEARS AWAY.

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SOME OF THE MOST EXCITING AND CONTROVERSIAL RESEARCH IS BEING DONE IN CHINA WHERE DOCTORS ARE INJECTING FETAL CELLS, FROM ABORTED FETUSES, INTO THE SPINE.
JAKE GIAMBRONE (jam-brohn) WAS PARALYZED FROM THE NECK DOWN BUT TWO DAYS AFTER THE PROCEDURE HE REGAINED SOME MOVEMENT IN HIS HAND.
AND BEATRICE ALVAREZ, WHO COULD NOT MOVE ANYTHING BELOW HER WAIST, CAN NOW WIGGLE HER RIGHT FOOT.

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"most of the patients got back significant sensory function and some motor function, it was modest but definite." :09
THESE BREAKTHROUGHS HAVE SCIENTISTS BELIEVING THAT A CURE IS POSSIBLE.... EVEN IF THEY'VE LOST A CHAMPION TO THAT EFFORT. DOCTOR DAVID MARKS, CBS NEWS.))




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A Radford University student is recovering from a weekend fall off a balcony.
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Police say 20 year old Phillip Barrar from Midlothian was trying to sit on the railing of a third story apartment when he fell. He was knocked unconcious and taken to the trauma center at Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he's listed in good condition. Police are still investigating whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the fall. Earlier this year, Virginia Tech saw several students fall from windows and balconies.
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We have one school announcement for you this evening.
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A Water main break has washed out all night classes at Virginia Western Community College.
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People came from Bedford, Hardy, even Saltville for a chance to win.
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The Colonial Downs Off Track Betting Parlor opened today in Vinton-
People were waiting outside for the doors to open-
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((JOHN MOODY/COLONIAL DOWNS: TO HAVE AN AFTERNOON TURNOUT SUCH AS THIS JUST GOES TO SHOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE INTRESTED IN THE NEW FACILTY HERE IN VINTON.)) [BUTT TO ] ((BRAD GROSE/VINTON MAYOR: VINTON MAYOR: WELL THEIS IS QUITE A CROWD. IT LOOKS LIKE THERE IS A LOT OF SUPPORT LOT OF ENTHUSIASN CERTAINLY A LOT OF EXCITEMENT.))
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Some patrons say they'll come everday. Others said they came out of curiosity. Some say they just love horse racing.
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((BOB YUNGER/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I I LOVE THE SPORT ITSELF. IT'S GREAT OPPORTUNITY FO FOLLOW THE HORSES I LOVE TO WATCH.))
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The facility is expected to generate 35 million dollars a year. About 190 thousand of that is expected to go to the town of Vinton.

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Coming up - Bill Cosby speaks bluntly with some Richmond school children. We'll hear what he had to say after the break
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And ,they thought she was a runaway, but it turns out a Washington State teen was in a car wreck and trapped for more than a week.
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A famous comedian delivered a sobering message to students in Richmond today.
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Comedian Bill Cosby encouraged students to stay in school and touched on issues like teen pregnancy and drug use-- issues he says students are exposed to on a daily basis.
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Cosby was invited to speak by his longtime friend, former Governor and Richmond mayoral candidate, Doug Wilder. However, both men say the timing of the visit has nothing to do with the upcoming election.
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((DOUG WILDER: I DIDN'T NEED ANY PRETENSE TO HAVE BILL COSBY COME HERE TO CAMPAIGN FOR ME. HE'D HAVE BEEN HERE IN A HEART BEAT, DO IT IN A MINUTE. BUT I WANTED TO ACCENTUATE THE NEED FOR EDUCATION NOW BECAUSE I PLAN TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT EDUCATION LATER.))
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Cosby says he won't endorse Wilder for mayor until he meets the other candidates.
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The Presidential candidates are both in New Mexico today.
Bush is continuing to criticize John Kerry's view of the war on terror.
Kerry is attacking Bush's energy plan.
Aleen Sirgany has more.

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It's unclear whether any Americans were hurt when a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in Iraq today.
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At least two Iraqis were killed when the bomb exploded in the path of an American convoy in Mosul.
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Meantime, the US military said it's engaged in heavy clashes with insurgents in western Iraq, leading to U.S. air strikes which damaged a shrine. The area has been a rebel stronghold over the past 18 months. Insurgents often accuse U.S. forces of damaging mosques, while the U.S. military says guerrillas use the holy sites as shields from which to attack them.
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A Washington teenager, thought to be a runaway, was found some hundred and fifty feet down an enbankment.
Laura Hatch sat in her car, badly injured, for eight days until one woman says she had a vision that led her to Laura.
Stacie Kern has more.

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Coming up - Wall Street's starting the week off strong. We'll take a look at today's Marketwatch a little later
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but first in sports, a Roanoke driver smokes the competition in the Bailey's 300.

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Good afternoon everybody.
Sixth ranked faces it toughest challenge of the season on Saturday when it takes on 7th ranked Florida State in Tallahassee. Steve Mason begins our coverage this week with a trip down Victory Lane.

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It was a huge racing weekend for southwest Virginia as Roanoke's Tony McGuire won the Bailey's 300, and the Wood Brothers almost picked up a Nextel Cup win in Kansas.
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McGuire benefitted from the field inversion at the halfway point and then dominated the final 120 circuits to win late model stock car racing's richest race. Remember, Tony beat Elliott Sadler for this win back in 1995.
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Speaking of the Cup guys - the Wood Brothers and Ricky Rudd were good enough to win the Banquet 400 - only to come up a litle short. Rudd finished second to Joe Nemechek - his best finish since hooking up with the Woods.
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This week the drivers are in Charlotte for a Saturday night race, and then the following Sunday they will be at Martinsville for the Subway 500. Take care everybody and have a great night.

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The major market averages are making some headway, recovering after Friday's declines. Marcella Palmer has a look in today's Marketwatch.
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Fishing pros from all over the country are headed to Smith Mountain Lake for one of the largest fishing events in the country.
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The lake will hosting the 2004 Citgo-Bassmasters Open Tournament this week. About 350-anglers, both professional and amateur, are expected to compete. Scott Shafer of Pennsylvania is ranked number 87 in the nation. He hopes to move up after this week.
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((FISHING IS A LITTLE TOUGH YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WORK FOR IT, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE JUMPING IN THE BOAT, BUT I THINK I CAN SCRATCH OUT A COUPLE OF THEM TODAY AND SEE WHERE IT PUTS ME 35))
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The actual tournament will begin Thursday. And the winner could win more than 300-thousand dollars in cash and prizes. Coming up at Six, we'll hear from some of the top 15 competitors in the nation about what they expect from the tournament.
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The latest twist in a Southside murder case.
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The victim's husband is now charged with her murder.
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