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An Independence Day storm creates some un-welcome fireworks in Wytheville.
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And we'll show you how to follow the Mars Pathfinder mission on the web.

Sports-Head


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In Sports, John Andretti makes his first trip to victory lane at Daytona this afternoon.
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And Martina Hingis wins at Wimbledon to become the youngest winner this century.
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WX-Head
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Cooler temperatures on tap for the next few days--
And we'll take a look at exactly what happened in Wythe and Tazewell counties last night.
that, and the beach forecast coming up.

Storm-Folo


ANCHOR=Eric
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Residents in the Town of Wytheville are cleaning up after mother nature today.
A huge, well developed thunderstorm ripped through the area around 6-45 last night.
Residents say it looked like a tornado, but weather experts called it a super-cell thunderstorm.
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It came equipped with high winds which tore one hundred year old trees out of the ground, roots and all.
Then the hail came knocking out car windshields and windows in each of the three stories of this house.
Residents say this was unusual weather for Wytheville.
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((SGT TRENTON CROCKETT/WYTHEVILLE POLICE: IT WAS LIKE A GREEN HAZY TYPE SKY AND ALL AT ONCE EVERYTHING GOT REAL QUIET, THEN ALL OF THE SUDDEN IT STARTED--THE WIND, THE HALE AND THE HEAVY DOWN POUR OF RAIN.))
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Downed trees knocked out power. Officials say electricity to most customers was restored by 11.
Surrounding counties were also hit hard by last night's storms.
And, weather experts plan to tour other counties to follow-up on reports of tornados.
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Storm-Damage


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Overnight thunderstorms accompanied by high winds also caused extensive damage in the Bristol area.
Authorities in Tazewell and Richlands say hundreds of trees were downed yesterday when they believe a tornado swept through the area.
The storm lasted only about half an hour, but Tazewell Police Chief William Puckett says a one-mile stretch of the Clinch River had 38 trees knocked into the water by the high winds and rain.


Fatal-Ax


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A collision with a milk truck killed a Lynchburg woman.
Police say the truck hit 58-year-old Carolyn Coleman Allen after she drove through a stop sign at the intersection of route 6-08 and 6-54 in Bedford County.
The accident happened around 2-30 yesterday afternoon.
She died at the scene.

Missing-Swimmer


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A Hanover County boy remains missing after he and a friend tried to swim across Kent Lake in New Kent County.
Police say the two 17-year-old boys tried to swim across the lake Thursday at a point that was about 500 feet wide.
Police are not releasing the names of the two boys but did say that one of them reached the shore.
The boy who made it across saw his friend make it only halfway.

All-Terain-Ax


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An all-terrain vehicle crash killed a Summers County, West Virginia boy.
Police are not releasing the name of the eight-year-old boy but confirm that he was from Hinton.
The accident happened yesterday around three P-M on Hicks Mountain.


Rabies


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Local health officials caution that stray cats are responsible for more than half of all rabies treatments across the country.
Health officials in the New River Valley are especially concerned about the risks.
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In Montgomery County there seems to be an unusually large number of stray cats and the local animal shelter has NO place to keep them.
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY/ NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT DIR.: I THINK YOU WANT TO BE REALLY CAREFUL ABOUT WILD KITTENS AND PICKING UP AND HANDLING WILD KITTENS BECAUSE RABIES CAN BE TRANSMITTED FROM A MOTHER TO HER OFFSPRING DIRECTLY AND THE KITTENS MAY NOT BE EXHIBITING RABIES VERY EARLY ON BUT YOU CAN CERTAINLY COME INTO CONTACT WITH IT. ))
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Anyone who comes into contact with a stray or wild animal of any type, especially if it's behaving strangely, should seek medical attention.
The local animal control should also be notified so the animal can be tested for the rabies virus.
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Legionnaire's


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A Salem man afflicted with Legionnaies disease died Thursday--this from an official with the Roanoke County health department.
However, Anna Kennedy who is with the health department says this is not an outbreak.
She says the death was an isolated incident.
The victim was in his late fifties and worked for the Salem city schools.
A Legionnaire's outbreak in Montgomery County last year resulted in 23 cases of the disease, including two deaths.

Women-Police


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Women are rejoining the workforce in increasing numbers.
But they apparently are NOT making much headway in joining police forces in the Commonwealth.
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use file tape from Roanoke-Police 96-100; P-Roanoke-Police 597-06, 55Bennett 95-70;
A 1995 study by the F-B-I shows that only two police forces with at least 100 officers have about 20 female cops.
Only Rockingham County and Roanoke County have more than one female for every four males on the force.
The Virginia State Police ranked last in the study -- with women making up only three percent of their force.
Dana Schrad of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police says being a cop is harder for women.
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Schrad called police work a life-absorbing job and said that women who want to have a family find it more difficult to balance the two.
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July4-Folo


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Organizers of "Music For Americans" say the July Fourth celebration went off without a hitch--and that includes the new parking plan.
No parking was allowed at the stadium or nearby streets.
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Instead organizers enlisted shuttle buses to transport spectators to and from the stadium.
They say keeping traffic to a minimum helped speed up the bus service.
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((JAN WILKINS/MUSIC FOR AMERICANS: LIKE TWO HUNDRED CARS IS ABOUT ALL WE COULD FIT AFTER THE EMPLOYEES WERE THERE. THOSE 200 PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN THEIR CARS WAITING BUT THEY'D BE BLOCKING THE BUSES AND EVERYBODY WOULD BE KIND OF SITTING STILL. THE THOUGHT WAS IF THE BUSES WOULD BE UN-ENCUMBERED THEN THE SYSTEM WOULD MOVE THROUGH.))
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The show ended at 9-45 last night.
Buses picked up the last spectators around 11.
Wilkins says organizers will meet with police and spectators to make any necessary improvements to the system for next year.
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Con-Artists


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It can happen any time of year. But experts say summer is the most likely time for homeowners to fall victim to a scam.
The possibilities are endless. Most common are the door-to-door home repair scams.
But there are also phony inspectors who say they'll examine your home for a fee and telemarketers offering relief kits.
Experts offer the following tips to guard against conartist who claim to be contractors..
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Get references. And, avoid anyone who doesn't want to give them to you.
Get the builder's name, address and telephone number, and make sure you can reach them at that number.
Agree on a timeline for starting and finishing the job.
Make sure your contractor has all the local permits that are required.
And finally, get it all in writing.

WebWatch


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NASA is the most popular place on the internet this week as millions of people watch the Mars Pathfinder mission unfold.
More on how YOU can join in, in this week's WebWatch.
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The enthusiasm was contagious, spreading onto the internet in a big way. NASA web sites have logged 100 million hits so far from people seeking the latest pictures from Pathfinder.
If you're looking for excitement, this is the best place to start, from this NASA page, you can chose the web server closest to you for the fastest connection... if it doesn't work, try one of the other sites listed here.
The Pathfinder home page is well worth the effort. Here you'll find the latest pictures from the probe, as well as the Rover Status, the results of science experiments, and martian weather conditions.
The site also has a picture archive, you can browse back and see what Pathfinder has been up to during the mission.
You can also get information about the mission from the CBS News Up To The Minute Space.
No pictures here, but regular updates about Pathfinder's progress, and it will be easier to access if the NASA sites are congested.
Finally, a word of caution... especially for people browsing with their children. If you visit the NASA main page, make sure you type in www-dot-nasa-dot-GOV, thats G-O-V. If you type in nasa-dot COM, you'll end up looking at an ad for a pornographic web site, and a picture of Mike Tyson.
To avoid that site, and link to the others we've mentioned today, set a course for the WDBJ web site, and click on WebWatch... the address is www-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.))

Sojourner-Update


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Speaking of the Mars Pathfinder..
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NASA scientists say they're confident they can fix a communications glitch with the six-wheeled rover.
Flight systems manager Brian Muirhead says the problem wasn't unexpected. He notes Earth has been low in the horizon, which blocked the antenna.
Muirhead says the situation should improve when Earth rises over the Pathfinder's landing site.
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On-Record


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More people visit Smith Mountain Lake each year.
In fact, marina operators say this holiday weekend is probably their busiest of the year.
But busy means more boat traffic and that makes lake residents concerned about safety.
Denise Allen has more.
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((Smith Mountain Lake has the dubious distinction of being home to more boating accidents than any other body of water in Virginia.
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((CAPT. JOHN HESLEP/VIRGINIA GAME DEPT.: ONLY 18 OF THOSE 55 WERE ACTUALLY TWO BOATS COLLIDING. 12 WERE A SINGLE BOAT COLLIDING WITH THE SHORELINE OR A DOCK. SOME OF THE ACCIDENTS WHERE PEOPLE FELL OFF THE BOAT, HIT A DOCK WITH THEIR ARM AND BROKE IT.))
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Citizen groups say it no matter what the circumstances are 55 boating accidents are too many.
They would like to see mandatory boating education.
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((BOB HALSTEAD/SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE ASSOC.: BE IT A CERTIFICATE, BE IT A LICENSE WHATEVER, BUT SOMETHING IF YOU DO DO SOMETHING ON THE LAKE THEY CAN REVOKE IT. THEY CAN TAKE IT AWAY. THEY CON TAKE AWAY YOUR RIGHT TO BOAT ON THE LAKE.))
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Marina owners say that kind of program would slow business.
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((JIM MILLS/SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE BOATING ASSOCIATION: AFTER THE INITIAL SURGE OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD HAVE TO GET EDUCATION YOU KNOW ONCE IT ALL CALMS DOWN IT WOULD BE OKAY.))
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Boating Association members has been working on several safety programs of their own.
For more information of those programs and other ideas impacting the future of Smith Mountain Lake watch On Record tomorrow morning at 11.
Denise Allen News 7.))

JamesRiver-Park


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Nature lovers who visit the new James River State Park can walk with less worry now.
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use file tape from Bateau-Festival 97-39;
A herd of about 200 cattle have been removed, now that a grazing lease has run out.
The 12-hundred acre park in Buckingham County has been open for about 18 months--that's despite the presence of the cows, shelters and heavy equipment shaping boat landings.
The park will gradually be shaped over the next 20 years, but it's already a popular spot for hikers and fishermen.
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There is a one dollar honor parking fee to get in. The entrance to the park is at the intersection of Route 605 and Route 606 in Buckingham County.


Sports Tease


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And coming up, 16-year old Martina Hingis wins the women's finals at Wimbledon the supertrucks were at Milwaukee.
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And John Andretti gets his first win taking the checkered flag in the Pepsi 400 at Daytona.
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S-Daytona


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A wild finish att Daytona this afternoon but John Andretti was in front of a crash on the final lap and he wins the Pepsi 400 his first Winston Cup Victory.
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Andretti was strong early in the race he was the leader after four laps with Jeff Gordon running second.
Bad luck continued for Sterling Marlin he had to pit because of a flat tire.
Then on lap 34 Jimmy Spencer was running in a group of cars and gets loose sliding all over the track pole sitter Mike Skinner and Chad Little also got caught up in the wreck bringing out the first caution.
Andretti came back to the front and he was the leader at the halfway point with South Boston's Ward Burton running second.
Dale Earnhardt rolled the dice and remained on the track while the majority of the cars made green flag stops. He pitted on lap 96.
Late in the race Gordon goes to the top of the track and hits the wall then slides down the track and collects Derrike Cope bringing out the third caution.
The caution came out again with four laps to go then on the restart several cars battling for position got together on the final lap Dick Trickle, Mark Martin and Ward Burton were involved. Burton was not seriously injured.
Andretti was in front of the crash and he takes the Cale Yarborough car to victory lane winning the Pepsi 400.
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Terry Labonte finished second Sterling Marlin third Earnhardt fourth and Dale Jarrett fifth.
Jeff Burton was 8-th and Rick Mast 18-th.

S-Trucks


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The Craftsman Truck Series was in Milwaukee today and Ron Hornaday won the Milwaukee 200.
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Hornaday was running up front all day long and he was the leader when the trucks took the halftime break.
Ridgeway's Jimmy Hensley was running in the 11-th spot in lap 135 of the 200 lap race.
Hornaday blew past Jack Sprague with two laps to go and he takes the checkered flag in the Milwaukee 200.
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((RON HORNADAY/MILWAUKEE 200 WINNER: ))
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Jim Sauter was second and Jimmy Hensley finished 8-th.

S-Wimbledon


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Top Seeded Martina Hingis became the youngest Wimbledon singles champion this century with a three set win over Jana Novotna today.
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Hingis's mom checking the action from court side in today's finals.
Novotna was no push over she opened the match using a strong serve and volley game to capture the first set 6-2 and put the pressure on Hingis.
But Hingis handled the pressure especially in the final set. On this point she fires a back hand shot down the baseline for a winner to take the advantage in the final set.
Hingis over came being down 4 to 1 in the final set and she wins the Wimbledon title beating Novotna in three sets 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.
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((MARTINA HINGIS/1997 WIMBLEDON CHAMPION: ))
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Tomorrow, Pete Sampras plays Cedric Pioline in the men's finals.

S-Mets


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New York's Edgardo Alfonzo extended his hitting streak to 18 games as the Mets beat the Florida Marlins 5 to 3.
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The Mets in the dugout on a hot day in the "Big Apple."
In the top of the first, Gary Sheffield goes in the opposite direction the ball rolls to the wall in right field scoring Jim Eisenreich to make it 1 to nothing Marlins.
The Mets rallied in the third. Alfonzo gets all of this pitch sending it over the left field wall for a solo homer to tie the game at 1 to 1.
Later in the third Todd Pratt hits SUPER=35-New York/5/Florida/3/;a line

drive to centerfield a run scores to make it 3 to 1 and the Mets go on to win it 5 to 3.
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S-Royals


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Jim Thome hit his 23-rd homer as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 8 to 4.
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Larry Dolby the first black to play in the American League was honored today before the game.
The Indians took the lead in the bottom of the second Marquis Grissom hits this shot to the wall in left field two runs score to make it 3 to nothing Cleveland.
Kansas city got on the board in the third when Mike Macfarlane takes this Charles Nagy pitch over the right field wall in the top of the third to make it 4 to 1 Cleveland.
Then in the Indians half of the SUPER=35-Cleveland/8/Kansas

City/4/;third, Manny Ramirez sends this pitch over the left field wall for a solo homer and Cleveland wins it 8 to 4.
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