Coming up next on News 7, the wildfires in Florida are getting worse. Another 35 thousand people are urged to evacuate their homes.
and a small child is killed during a fireworks display.
Just the kind of weather you would expect for the 4th. That story and the beach forecast just ahead.
In medical news -- the latest figures show a significant decrease in infant mortality.
And going to the dentist may not be as painful in the future, we'll tell you why.
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30-thousand people in eastern Florida have been ordered to evacuate their homes as wildfires continue to spread.
The entire population of Flagler (flag-ler) County between Daytona Beach and Saint Augustine is looking for safety.
Motorists lined up to use the only two exit routes.
This now-mandatory evacuation came after some 40-thousand residents in Volusia (vuh-loo-shuh) and Brevard (breh-VARD) Counties
were previously evacuated Thursday.
A smoky haze is clouding the sky as far south as Miami -- 250 miles away.
We go now live to Maureen Maher in Volusia County.
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For the second time in as many days residents in the Daytona Beach area were told to pack up their belongings and leave town
(SOT/John McCaskall/Evacuated Resident) "They say you got to go - you
got to go - and hope for the best"
14 year old Tiffany Azaloion was hoping for her best summer yet
(SOT/Tiffany Azaloion/Evacated Resident) "I'm angry, I've spent three
years in England and I was looking forward to sun sand and surf"
But early this morning, the fires that have ravaged the sunshine state's mid section continued to creep north...leaving only one road open -and
more than 30-thousand Flagler County residents trying to head to safety.
(SOT/Lorraine Pippins, Resident) "If there I thought I could stay and be
safe, I'd stay. But I can't see jeopardizing my life and somebody
trying to come in and get us out, it's just a house."
It has been a long, hot four weeks for firefighters - along the way, the
flames have torched 300-thousand acres and more than 80 homes and
buildings. In one rural area, the blaze has been consuming land at a
rate of 3 acres every five minutes. Only minor injuries have been
reported, but firefighters, who have spent those weeks in 100 plus
degree temperatures, inhaling smoke and ash are growing weary
(SOT. Raymond Yeakely/Volusia CO. Spokesman) "They come in completely
exhausted, get a few hours of sleep and the go back out to the fire"
(Maher Stand up Close to come)))
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Fire fighters from across Virginia are among those who've volunteered to help our neighbors to the South.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us from our Roanoke newsroom--
Teresa-- I understand a handful of the volunteers planning to leave Sunday are from Southwest Virginia?
That's right, Tonya.
In fact the group from Southwest Virginia-- is actually made up of fire fighters from Roanoke County.
They're an experienced group of seven-- who've fought similar fires and are eager to do what they can.
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Alex Murillo is one of THREE volunteer fire fighters from Roanoke County-- eager to get to work.
FOUR career fire fighters have also volunteered to help battle the raging brush fires that continue to burn in Florida.
Cave Spring Fire Chief John King is NOT among those leaving but says the group that's volunteered is definitely prepared for the challenge.
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((JOHN KING/CAVE SPRING FIRE CHIEF: THEY'RE VERY WELL EXPERIENCED, THEY'VE BEEN ON NUMEROUS FIRES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, WASHINGTON STATE, MONTANA, IDAHO, PLACES LIKE THAT, SO HOPEFULLY THEY'LL BE A GOOD ASSET TO THE EFFORT IN FLORIDA. ))
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Roanoke County has also agreed to lend two brush trunks and one tanker...
Battalion Chief Steve Poff says more people volunteered than could actually go.
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((STATE POFF/ROANOKE CO. BATTALION CHIEF: THE FIRE SERVICE IS KIND OF A BROTHERHOOD AT TIME, WE COULD BE IN THE SAME SITUATION SOMETIMES AND THE FLORIDA FIRE FIGHTERS WOULD BE UP HERE TO HELP US, SO IT'S, YOU HELP US, WE HELP YOU. ))
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The Roanoke County fire fighters will be in Florida for approximately two weeks.
(Teresa, what can we look forward to at six?)
At six-- we'll have more on the what the fire fighters will actually be doing once they arrive in Florida.[5-Firewor
A 12 year old Ohio girl is dead after she was struck in the head by part of a firework.
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The child died of a head injury Thursday night during a professional fireworks display.
At this point, investigators are still combing through evidence at Elmwood Park in Brecksville, Ohio.
Witnesses say a piece of fireworks went into the crowd 15 minutes into the show.
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((BASICALLY THE MAIN CHARGE WENT INTO THE CROWD AND WHATEVER PIECE FELL OFF FROM THE TUBE WENT INTO THE CENTER OF THE FIELD ITSELF.))
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A 76 year old woman was also injured.
She is in serious condition.
Two others were treated for minor burns.
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Up next on News 7, a congressional candidate prepares for the Fourth by saying lawmakers should leave the Constitution alone,
and we'll tell you why a man from Radford is hoping to put the New River Valley on the silver screen.
In Health News, a group of doctors expresses concern about the new AIDS vaccine. They're concerned it could cause the virus.
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State game wardens will be on Smith Mountain Lake this weekend, with tickets in hand.
They'll set up checkpoints to make sure drivers are sober.
They'll also check to see that both boaters AND fishermen have the proper registration cards.
And they'll make sure operators of jet skis are at least 16 years old.
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((WE HAVE PROBLEMS IN THESE CONGESTED AREAS THAT AREN'T PROPERLY YIELDING THE RIGHT OF WAY TO OTHER BOATS, COME AROUND THE WRONG SIDE OF TURNS AND CORNERS. OF COURSE WITH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND ALCOHOL USE IS UP WHICH CAN CREATE PROBLEMS.))
((ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER GUY. WE HAVE A NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS OUT HERE THAT COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED HAD SOMEONE JUST PULLED THE THROTTLE BACK AND STOPPED THE BOAT INSTEAD OF TRYING TO STEER AROUND THE COLLISION.))
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Every boat must carry a fire extinguisher, throw cushion, and enough lifejackets for everyone on board.
Roanoke Mayor David Bowers is taking his congressional challenger to task over the U-S Constitution.
The democrat spent the start of the holiday weekend campaigning in Roanoke-- passing out leaflets detailing the Constitution.
Bowers says Bob Goodlatte has co-sponsored 17 amendments to the Constitution during the last two sessions of Congress.
According to Bowers-- some of the amendments include terms limits and prayer in school.
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((DAVID BOWERS:MY COMMENT IS, WAIT A MINUTE, THIS IS THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL DOCUMENT ON WHICH AMERICA IS BASED WHY KEEP TAMPERING SO OFTEN, SO FREQUENTLY WITH THE US CONSTITUTION, I SAY, LEAVE IT ALONE.))
((BOB GOODLATTE/SIXTH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN; SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES CONTAINED IN THE U-S CONSTITUTION WERE PUT THERE BY AMENDMENT. ABOLITION OF SLAVERY, VOTING RIGHTS FOR WOMEN, FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, FREEDOM OF RELIGION. THESE ARE IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES THAT WERE PUT INTO THE CONSTITUTION BY AMENDMENT.))
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Goodlatte would like to have the tax code scrapped, saying it's grown too broad, vague and convoluted.
Hollywood isn't the only place where movie magic can be made. A local director has brought Cinematography to the Commonwealth. Steve Pardon has the story.
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If you were asked where this scene from the romantic comedy "Who's your Angle" was being shot, Radford would probably be your last guess. But it was the first choice of Co-writer and Independent film Director Jason Dullis. A graduate of Radford High and then Emerson College in Boston, the 25 year old wanted to come home to make his first film.
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Even relatively low budget pictures cost a lot of money to make. It is important to get things right on the first take not only to save the crew time, but because just 11 minutes of film cost over $200 and that doesn't include developing. Virginia is one of the few states that actually helps film makers keep costs down by not charging sales tax on items purchased for use in a motion picture. But finances weren't the sole reason for the decision.
By design, much of Mullis' crew is made up of interns.
(54:02) (Jason Mullis/Director, Co-writer)ONE ASPECT OF THE PROJECT THAT REALLY MAKES ME HAPPY IS THAT I'M PROVIDING AN
OPPORTUNITY FOR THE LOCAL KIDS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL, AT RADFORD, AT TECH YOU KNOW THIS IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT ISN'T GOING TO HAPPEN EVERY SUMMER OR EVERY YEAR AND I'M GLAD TO SEE SO MANY PEOPLE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF IT.
Shooting is scheduled to wrap up today and production should get underway next week. "Who's your Angle" should have its Radford premiere sometime this fall.
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Up next on the newscast, Robin Reed will be along with your Fourth of July forecast,
and we'll see what one Hollywood studio is doing to make sure its new picture is not a big flop.
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Still to come on the Newscast, Roy Stanley will have news of the N-H-L's newest STAR,
AND on Health Check, we'll see how technology is taking the pain out of those visits to the dentist.
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Medical experts are expressing concern a new AIDS vaccine may end up giving people H-I-V instead of preventing it.
In testing performed on monkeys, scientist found the weakened AIDS virus mutated into a more potent form which eventually caused the animals to contract the disease.
Still researchers insist the vaccine currently being tested on humans is safe because it does not contain live strains of the virus.
The Infant Mortality rate has dropped significantly in the United States.
Health Officials say the number of babies who die before their first birthday has dropped by about a third since 1980.
The Centers for Disease Control credits improvements in technology and health care for the success.
With new proof that unhealthy teeth and gums can negatively impact your overall health, it's more important than ever to see your dentist.
But the fear of pain keeps many people away from their routine visits.
But as Lisa Cooley reports, a couple new devices can detect gum disease and help take care of it, painlessly.
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In Sports news, Pete Sampras continues his march to the Wimbledon finals.
With that and more, here's Roy Stanley.[S5-Wimbledon]
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Thank you Tonya and good afternoon everybody and welcome to Friday's two minute ticker.
Pete Sampras ended Britians shot at have a champion at Wimbledon. Sampras advance to the singles final with a four set win over Tom Henman.
Sampras was looking for his fifth Wimbledon title in the past six years.
Sampras would control the match as he played the serve and volley to perfection wearing Henman down in the final two sets.
He clinched the match with this ace winning in four sets 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 and 6-3. Sampras is looking for his 11-th grand slam title.
Sampras will face Goran Ivanisevic in the finals. He advanced by beating Richard Krajicek in a marathon fifth set 15 to 13.
It only took three days for Brett Hull to find a team that would meet his terms.
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The free agent center has come to terms with the Dallas Stars. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but the St. Louis Blues decided not to re-sign the high scoring Hull earlier this week ending an 11 year relationship with Hull.
Hull has 554 career goals but had a career low 27 in Just 66 games last season.
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Red McCombs a former owner of the N-B-A's San Antonio Spurs is the new owner of the N-F-L's Minnesota Vikings.
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He will play at least 200 million dollars for the franchise and if the sale is approved by the league he says he'll
keep it in Minnesota.
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In World Cup soccer action this afternoon, France has advanced to the semi finals of the championship tournament.
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It was the usual tough match between France and Italy.
and the match was decided when Laurent Blanc scored the decisive goal on France's fifth shot of the shootout putting the French up 4 to 3.
Italy had a chance to continue the shootout but this shot rocketed off the crossbar giving france the 4 to 3 win in the shootout. Its the second straight year Italy has lost its last match in the tournament in a shootout.
C-B-S may not carry the Pepsi 400 when its run in October Mike Stevens will have more on that at six and Tonya will be back in a moment.
Finally today, if Godzilla's bad box office numbers proved anything this summer, it proved size does matter.
At least it does to the stars of the new movie "Small Soldiers."
Steve Hartman has more from L-A.
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