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The News at FIVE is next on the small screen.
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With a dramatic view of a highly hazardous chemical tanker fire- -shuts down 220 and diverts school children.
Yet another explosion rips through Paris... a mail carrier saves the day. We'll explain.
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Wx-Heads
TALENT=Patrick
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A simply gorgeous day follows on the heals of Opal, and we have more terrific weather to enjoy this weekend. Stay tuned for the complete forecast.

MEDICAL-hEADS


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Lou Gehrig's disease claims the lives of thousands each year.
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But this is one of the first years where real progress in understanding the illness has been made.
We'll have the story, on Health Check.
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An inferno along 220 in Franklin County, as a chemical truck loaded with hundreds of gallons of hazardous materials explodes.
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5-Aerials


ANCHOR=Keith
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Good evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE-- I'm Keith Humphry filling in for Jean Jadhon. take map
It was just after 7:30 this morning that a tractor trailer wrecked and exploded near the intersection of Route 220 and Route 605 in Franklin County, just a few miles from the Henry County line.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Traffic was at a standstill for hours as rescue crews let the rig carrying Toluene burn.
Hazardous Materials teams say the the highly flammable and poisonous substance found in paint thinner forced evacuations in the Fork Mountain area of Franklin County.
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5-Tanker-Wreck


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Police say 45-year-old Norman Craig was hauling the Toluene from Winston Salem, North Carolina to Roanoke.
Amazingly, he walked away from the accident with only a bruised leg.
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((TROOPER DANNY TIBBS/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: THE TRACTOR TRAILER WAS HEADED NORTHBOUND ON ROUTE 220 AT APPROXIMATELY 7:30 A.M. THE VEHICHLE WENT OFF TO THE LEFT, ROLLED OVER AND CAUGHT ON FIRE. IT CAME TO REST BEHIND ME HERE JUST PAST THE CROSS AND THE DRIVER ESCAPED WITH MINOR INJURIES.))
SUPER=01-Trooper Danny Tibbs/State Police;
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Route 220 was finally reopened around 12 o'clock this afternoon, about the same time Fork Mountain residents were allowed back into their homes.
Many weren't sure what was going on.
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SOT 00:13:08
IN Q= Black smoke

((MARY MORAN/FORK MOUNTAIN RESIDENT: BLACK SMOKE STARTED ROLLING AND SOMEBODY CAME IN SAYING THERE HAD BEEN A BAD WRECK DOWN THERE. ))
SUPER=01-Mary Moran/Fork Mountain Resident
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Officials say the area is danger-free at this hour, despite the fact that heavy, black smoke filled the sky for more than four hours this morning.
State Police have charged the driver, Norman Craig with reckless driving.
They say it's satisfying to know that no one was hurt during the incident.
They attribute that to quick response and alert fire crews.
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5-SCHOOL-TANKER


ANCHOR=Keith
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Students at a nearby school were among those evacuated this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


When buses began arriving at Henry Elementary shortly before 8:30 the children were told to stay on the bus.
Soon-- a deputy arrived and the children were taken to nearby Ferrum Elementary where they stayed until the roads were safe to go home.
Teachers say the students weren't frightened and thought of it more as a field trip.
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((MARCIE ALTICE/HENRY ELEMENTARY TEACHER: WE WATCHED MOVIES, WE PLAYED GAMES, WE DID EXERCISES, JUMPING JACKS, WE DID LUNCH, JUST HAD A FUN MORNING. ))
SUPER=01-Marcie Altice/Henry Elementary Teacher;
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OUT Q=fun morning.
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Today was a scheduled early dismissal so the children were only at Ferrum Elementary for about three hours before heading home.
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5-Explosion


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A Paris bombing injured 13 people today.
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SUPER=03-Paris;


Officials say the casualty toll could have been even higher, but a mailman spotted a suspicious bag.
He tipped police, who cordoned off an area near Chinatown.
The latest blast is the seventh bombing or attempted bombing since late July.
Today's blast came from a gas canister loaded with nuts, bolts and nails, which exploded in a garbage can.
SUPER=03-Rillieux-la-Pape


The explosion came on the same day that the key suspect in the series of bombings was being buried.
About 150 mourners turned out for the burial in a suburb near the French city of Lyon.
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An anonymous caller to a French radio station says the bombing was the work of the "Armed Islamic Group-general command." That's a violent group based in Algeria.

5-OPAL


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Hurricane Opal spun off a tornado that touched down yeterday near Snow Hill, North Carolina in Greene County.
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SUPER=03-Greene Co, NC;


Mary Edge says she was having lunch when the building next door blew to pieces.
She says it looked like an explosion with pieces of the building flying around.
Parts of the structure blew across the highway and into some trees, knocking out power lines.
SUPER=03-Panama City Beach, FL


On the Florida Coast the damage was much more severe- -the huge tidal flow demolished homes along the coast.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Don't go away, there's more NEWS-7 at FIVE coming up-- Governor Allen campaigns in southwest Virginia for local GOP candidates.
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ANd a little later-- now that the historic Wharton House in Bedford is no longer a library-- it is for rent-- we'll explain.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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On Health Check-- we're talking about SHOTS.
A little pain can save a lot of misery,
We're talking about influenza and rabies prevention. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Keith


The White House hopes Cuba goes along with a new U-S Policy.
ANCHOR=Connie


Today the President announced he's easing restrictions on travel to Cuba--don't go away. cc sponsor

5-Cuba


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The Clinton Administration is taking steps to ease relations with CUBA.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


In a foreign policy speech to the Freedom House conference, the President said he is tightening the embargo on Cuba, while- -at the same time- trying to promote the "free-flow of ideas" between the U-S and Cuba.
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((I HAVE AUTHORIZED OUR NEWS MEDIA TO OPEN BUREAUS IN CUBA. WE WILL ALLOW MORE PEOPLE TO TRAVEL TO AND FROM CUBA FOR EDUCATIONAL, RELIGIOUS AND HUMAN RIGHTS PURPOSES. WE WILL NOW PERMIT AMERICAN NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS TO ENGAGE IN A FULLER RANGE OF ACTIVITIES IN CUBA.))
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Republican Presidential CANDIDATE Bob Dole said the Administration should be going the opposite direction when it comes to Cuba.
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IN Q=This latest action

((BOB DOLE/SENATE MAJORITY LEADER: THIS LATEST ACTION MAKES IT EVEN MORE IMPORTANT FOR CONGRESS TO MOVE AHEAD ON THE LEGISLATION TIGHTENING THE EMBARGO. THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE WANTS TO TOUGHEN THE EMBARGO, SO I HOPE HE'LL ENDORSE OUR LEGISLATION.))
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/Senate Majority Leader
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Dole says that may come up on the floor of the Senate as early as next week.

5-Allen


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Governor George Allen says Virginia democrats are out of ideas, out of touch and out of time.
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SUPER=03-Vinton;


Today in Vinton, the governor campaigned with republican candidates for the House of Delegates: Jeff Artis, Trixie Averill (AV-uhr-uhl), and Newell Falkinburg.
He said Virginia is poised to become the first southern state in which republicans control both houses of the legislature and the governor's office.
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IN Q=The democrats offer

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THE DEMOCRATS OFFER NOTHING NEW. ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS HOLDING ON TO POWER AND MAKING SURE ALL THE DECISIONS ARE MADE BY THEM, NOT YOU THE PEOPLE.)) ((AL WILSON/ROANOKE DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN: TO THINK THAT NEW IDEAS SUCH AS FURTHER BUDGET CUTS ARE GOOD FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA IS JUST SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T COMPORT WITH WHAT THE FACTS ARE.))
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Roanoke Democratic Chairman Al Wilson says it's ludicrous to say the democrats are out of fresh ideas.
For example, He says it was the democrats who started welfare reform before Governor Allen was elected.

5-Pope


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New York emergency officials say a woman collapsed and died of a heart attack on her way to attand mass conducted by Pope John Paul the Second this morning.
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Meantime the Pope continues his whirlwind tour of the United States.
Yesterday it was the rain, today summer like weather and a crowd of 75-thousand people turned out to a New York racetrack to see the Pope.
He celebrated the Mass in the infield where a special altar was set up, flanked by racing tote boards.
The pontiff reiterated his theme that rich nations should not ignore the poor and powerless.
He told the crowd that America sometimes conceals hardship adn poverty.
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Polo returns to the Roanoke Valley this weekend-- Coming up next on NEWS-7 at FIVE, Patrick will fill us in on the upcoming activities.
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5-POLO


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You WILL see plenty of horsing around at Roanoke County's Green Hill Park.
It's the annual Polo Cup to benefit the Roanoke Symphony, and it takes place tomorrow afternoon DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/Lynn meyer
Joining me today is Lynn Meyer, President of the Symphony Volunteer's Association.
SUPER=01-Lynn Meyer/Symphony Volunteer Association;
SUPER=22-Roanoke Co.;
( Tell me a little bit about the history of this event?


Which two teams will be playing this year?
What time do the festivities get started?
There are a number of events going on prior to the Polo Match itself, tell us about those.)
Thank you for your time, we'll look forward to seeing you at tomorrow's Polo Cup, to benefit the Roanoke Symphony. TOSS TO WEATHER
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Ahead in the newscast-- after two days of rain thanks to Opal, Winston Cup qualifying got underway in Charlotte.
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- more than 30-thousand Americans are afflicted with Lou Gehrig's disease-- or A.L.S.
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But there's a new shred of hope-- while it's not a cure, it may be a treatment-- the first advancement in more than a century.
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((RALPH WOOD/PATIENT:FIRST YOU WALK WITH A CANE THEN A WALKER, THEN A WHEELCHAIR. IT'S NOT AN EASY THING TO GET ALONG WITH. ))
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5-Lou-Gehrig's


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Lou Gehrig's disease is named for the baseball star who's life was claimed by the devastating illness.
Five thousand people are diagnosed with it every year in this country-- but for the first time, there's been some progress in understanding Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis or A-L-S.
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IN Q= What causes
SUPER=01-Dr. Kerry Levin/Cleveland Clinic Neurologist; :00 QUICK!!!!
SUPER=03-North Canton, OH; :08
SUPER=01-Ralph Wood/ALS Patient; :41
SUPER=01-Rick Wood/Patient's Son; :47
SUPER=01-Martha Wood/Patient's Wife; 1:03 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Marge Benes/Patient; 1:24
SUPER=01-Dr. Hiroshi Mitsumoto/Cleveland Clinic; 1:42
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((DR. KERRY LEVIN/CLEVELAND CLINIC NEUROLOGIST: WHAT CAUSES ALS? THE SIMPLE ANSWER IS NOBODY KNOWS. ))
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The news about Lou Gehrig's Disease, or ALS has not been encouraging.
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IN Q= Do you ever

((DO YOU EVER FORESEE A DRUG THAT WILL SLOW IT DOWN AND STOP THE DISEASE WHERE IT'S AT? DR. LEVIN: THERE DOES NOT SEEM TO BE ANY OBVIOUS ANSWER OR CURE YET ))
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ALS destroys nerves, mainly the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord that controls muscle movement.
Often starting with weakness in the muscles of the hands, it spreads to the arms, legs, even speech and swallowing become impossible.
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((RALPH WOOD/PATIENT:FIRST YOU WALK WITH A CANE THEN A WALKER, THEN A WHEELCHAIR. IT'S NOT AN EASY THING TO GET ALONG WITH. ))
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OUT Q=along with.
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((RICK WOOD/PATIENT'S SON: THE DISEASE IS PROGRESSIVE, THE PERSON BECOMES WEAKER AND WEAKER AND AS A RESULT THEY BECOME MORE AND MORE DEPENDENT AND THEY NEED YOUR HELP TO EXIST.))
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OUT Q=to exist.


Most patients die of respiratory failure within five years.
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IN Q=I bathe him

((MARTHA WOOD,PATIENT'S WIFE:I BATHE HIM; I DRESS HIM; I FEED HIM; I DO EVERYTHING. I GIVE HIM SHOTS EVERY DAY. IT'S A TERRIBLE DISEASE.))
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OUT Q=terribly disease.
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((CAN YOU RAISE YOUR ARMS? NO ))
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Marge Benes was diagnosed in 1993.
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((MARGE BENES/PATIENT:IT WAS WEAKNESS IN THE ARMS AND REALLY THAT'S WHERE IT'S BEEN FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS AND THREE MONTHS THE ARMS AND THE NECK IT HASN'T AFFECTED MY WALKING YET THANK HEAVENS.))
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Marge is taking a new drug that has shown some promise-- the first real advances in the treatment of ALS in 125 years.
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(( DR.HIROSHI MITSUMOTO, DIR. ALS CENTER, CLEVELAND CLINIC:THIS YEAR THERE ARE THREE NEW MEDICATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN FOUND TO BE BENEFICIAL. WE ARE VERY HOPEFUL THAT ONE OF THOSE...THERE ARE THREE OF THOSE MIGHT BE TRULY EFFECTIVE IN THE CARE OF THESE PATIENTS. UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE FAR FROM A CURE.))
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ANCHOR=Connie
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A federal panel of scientists just recently recommended approval for riluzole, to treat the 30-thousand Americans afflicted with the neuro-muscular illness.

5-Flu-Shots


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It's that time of year again-- and a new study finds for any age group, flu shots are a good idea.
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The report says fall vaccinations keep working-age people healthier and more productive-- reducing winter sick days by one-third.
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The influenza vaccine is strongly recommended for the nation's 60-million elderly, and for those with chronic disease.

5-Rabies


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In recognition of Rabies Awareness Week, the Roanoke Valley Veterinary Medical Association is sponsoring several rabies clinics tomorrow.
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Rabies shots will be given to dogs and cats tomorrow afternoon at a reduced cost of five-dollars.
Animal hospitals around the region are participating in the clinic, from one-to three p.m.
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Just contact your veterinarian to see if it's a participating office. 2-SHOT

S5-Qualify


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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to your weekend and the Friday Afternoon two minute ticker.
The sun came out today in Charlotte after two days of Opal, and that was a welcome sight for the Winston Cup circuit which finally got in qualifying for Sunday's UAW GM 500.
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A huge crowd packed the grandstand on the front stretch for today's Noon time trials, and all eyes were on Jeff Gordon, who had won three of the last four poles at the track.
But today the Winston Cup POints leader was only third fastest.
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((JEFF GORDON/QUALIFIES THIRD:))
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Dale Earnhardt had a terrible run in the Goodwrench Chevy, he was just 37th fastest.
In fact this day belonged to the Ricky's!
Rookie Ricky Craven went out early and sat on the pole for awhile with a speed of 179 point 850 miles an hour.
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((RICKY CRAVEN/QUALIFIES SECOND:))
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But the real Ricky was Ricky Rudd, who won the pole with a sped of 180 point 578 miles an hour.
He was the only driver to crack the 180 mark.
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((RICKY RUDD/UAW-GM 500 POLE WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Ricky Rudd/UAW-GM 500 Pole Winner; :00
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OUT Q=...pole sitting car."
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Rick Mast had the worst run of the day as he lost control of the Skoal Ford in turn four and finished 47th.
At least he didn't hit the wall.
Now let's check out he entire top 25.
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SPORTS CHYRON MOTION
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OUT Q=...DAVE MARCIS.
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Tragic news out of Charlotte tonight.
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Shortly after qualifying ended a driver was reportedly killed at the Charlotte Motor Speedway during the track's Sportsman race.
Early reports have identified the driver as Russell Phillips.
We'll have more on this breaking story coming up on News 7 at 6.
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5-Bedford-Library


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Bedford officials have come up with a solution they hope will settle a dispute over the future of the city's historic Wharton House.
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SUPER=03-Bedford;


The 112- year- old building which served as the children's library became obsolete when the city's new library was completed this summer.
Because Bedford officials waited so long to decide what to do with the building, preservationists feared the house would be torn down.
The nine- month- long debate ended this week when the city decided to lease the building rent- free to anyone who's willing to renovate it.
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((MIKE SHELTON/BEDFORD MAYOR: WE ANTICIPATE THAT WE'LL HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANIZATION COME FORWARD THAT WANTS TO EXCERISE THE LEASE. THERE'S ONE ORGANIZATION THAT'S PUBLICLY SAID THEY WANT IT, AND I THINK WE'VE GOT A GOOD ARRANGEMENT HERE FOR US TO ALL WORK TOGETHER.))
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The Bedford Historical Society announced last January it was willing to renovate the Wharton House.
But president David Cole told News7 today his group won't make a decision until they see the terms of the lease agreement.
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The 611 steam engine is home.
The historical landmark is now stationed at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke.
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City officials unveiled the popular steam engine this afternoon.
The unveiling of the 611 exhibit marks the beginning of the eighth annual Roanoke Railway Festival.
Steam excursions were the big draw of previous festivals.
Tonight at six we'll take a look at the 611 exhibit.
And find out whether tourists will still make the trip to see the grand old engine.
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ANCHOR=Keith


That story and more News is full steam ahead in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX. That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE. Have a nice weekend. goodnight.