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A motorcycle ride on the parkway ends when the rider runs off the road into a barbed wire fence...
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And if you've got the grill going tonight... we'll show you how to make your cookout a safe one...

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In sports, Jana Novotna is the women's singles champion at Wimbledon Roanoke's K.J. Hippensteel comes up short in the Junior championship.
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And the Yankees and Orioles hooked up on the diamond in the Big Apple today.
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Showers and Storms are disrupting some outdoor plans this evening.
Forecast details coming up. [open]
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A motorcyclist was seriously injured today after losing control of his bike along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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((STEVE CLARIS/WITNESS; I WAS WALKING UP IN MY YARD FROM THE GARDEN AND OBSERVED SEVERAL MOTORCYCLES PASSING BY ON THE PARKWAY. AND THE LAST MOTORCYCLE IN THE CONVOY JUST STARTED SWERVING AND SEEMED TO SPIN OUT AND WENT THROUGH THE BARBED WIRE FENCE SIDEWAYS.))
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It happened around one this afternoon.
Parkway officials say they don't know what caused 54-year old Jimmy Etters of Winton, North Carolina to lose control of his bike.
Authorities say Etters suffered many deep cuts that did NOT appear to be life-threatening.
He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital and is in stable condition.
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A Roanoke County woman escaped with only minor injuries after flipping her car along Bent Mountain.
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The accident took place around nine o'clock this morning near the intersection of Bent Mountain Road and Overlook Lane. According to police, the 57-year old woman lost control of her car, went off the side of the road then flipped over. The woman was treated and released from Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police are NOT releasing her name.
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A Lexington doctor, accused of having sex with patients was ordered to undergo a psychiatric exam.
Dr. William Weddle will be allowed to work as an emergency room doctor, but must be chaperoned when examining female patients.
The ruling came from a Virginia Board of Medicine Panel that met yesterday.
Weddle is accused having a sexual relationship with two of his patients.... he says the charges are false.
He'll appear before another medical panel next month.

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You may have to deal with heavy traffic to get to where you're going this Fourth of July.
But, you won't be paying a fortune at the pump.
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That's because gas prices across the nation are at some of the lowest levels in ten years. On average, prices are down 14-cents per gallon compared to July 4th last year. And the most recent Triple-A report indicates the Roanoke area is one of the best places to fill up.
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((TERESA PREGNALL; I WAIT TO FILL UP WHEN I COME TO ROANOKE AT THIS PARTICULAR GAS STATION BECAUSE I LIKE THE BRAND AND THE RATES ARE GREAT AND THEY KEER THEM DOWN, ALWAYS.)) ((THOM CLARKE; I'M HAPPY FOR IT BECAUSE I'M DRIVING THIS BIG HUGE JEEP OVER HERE AND I COULD USE ALL THE GAS I COULD GET FOR A DOLLAR. THAT'S FOR SURE.)) ((NICKI SETTLE/STOP-IN ASST. MGR.; WHEN THE GAS PRICES ARE LOWER THEN WE GET MORE BUSINESS. WHEN PEOPLE COME IN HERE TO BUY GAS, WHEN THEY COME IN HERE TO PAY, THEN THEY'LL BUY A DRINK OR CANDY OR SOMETHING ELSE LIKE THAT. SO IT HELPS OUR BUSINESS, ACTUALLY.))
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The average fuel price in the Mid-Atlantic is about a dollar-ten cents per gallon. In Virginia, it's a dollar-two cents and Roanoke prices average about ten cents less than that. Triple-A says it's no coincidence that nearly 32-million people have hit the road this holiday, the most since 1987.
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Straight ahead--a country singer from the area gets a national endorsement.
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And, this Fourth of July weekend some people are getting a bird's eye view of Rockbridge County at a balloon rally in Lexington.
More on that in a few minutes--first let's check in with Andrew Freiden in the weather center.
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There are many cookouts this time of year, and they can pose a risk to your health.
Especially when meats are on the menu.
David Johnson has these tips for barbequing safely.
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The chances of getting sick from something you eat at a cookout are pretty good. But there are easy steps you can take to reduce those chances and to ensure a happy and healthy meal.
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((JANE HOOVER/LEWIS GALE CLINIC; WE WANT TO AVOID CHARRING MEAT. THERE HAVE BEEN MANY STUDIES DONE THAT HAVE LED US TO BELIEVE THAT REAL CHARRED OR BLACKENED MEAT DOES LEAD TO SOME FORMS OF CANCER.))
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To avoid that, simply clean your grill with a wire brush, use non-stick cooking spray and marinate the meats. And the food should be continually rotated. Making sure all the meats are done is the next step. Simply use a meat thermometer.
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((HOOVER; THEY SHOULD BE INSERTED INTO THE THICKEST PART OF THE MEAT. AND MOST THERMOMETERS WILL REGISTER THE DONESS FOR CHICKEN, TURKEY, BEEF, OR PORK SO YOU KNOW THAT THE INSIDE TEMPERATURE IS GOING TO BE A SAFE AMOUNT OF TEMPERATURE.))

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If steaks are on the menu, getting the right cuts can make or break the meal.
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((JIM HENINGER/KROGER'S; YOU DON'T WANT TO GRILL ANY ROUND STEAK OR TOP ROUND, ANYTHINNG LIKE THAT. YOU NEED YOUR RIBEYE, YOUR STRIP, FILET MIGNON, T-BONE. THOSE ARE ALL GOOD GRILLING STEAKS.))
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And whatever the meat, health experts say, be certain to use a different plate to prevent an exchange of bacteria, which can also lead to illness and to eat cooked foods immediately, or refrigerate them within an hour. David Johnson, News 7.

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A country singer from Lexington may be on his way to becoming a household name.
Keith Bryant signed his first major recording contract about a month ago.
And, he recently got a national endorsement.
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In May, country singer -song writer Keith Bryant signed a contract with Tandem Records. Now, Bryant has been named one of the national spokespersons for Wickline Bedding, a California-based company. Bryant will be singing the praises of the business's "Country Nights" bedding line. Having a national endorsement will boost Bryant's career, but he says there's more hard work ahead.
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((KEITH BRYANT/RECORDING ARTIST; SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT ONCE YOU SIGN THE DOTTED LINE ON A DEAL LIKE THIS THAT YOU'VE MADE IT. I SEE THIS AS A REAL GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE IT. BUT I ALSO SEE IT AS A LOT OF HARD WORK.)) ((MIKE MALKIEWICZ/WICKLINE BEDDING PRESIDENT; IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR HIM AND FOR OUR COMPANY. WE THINK THAT HE COULD BE, I DON'T WANT TO SAY THE NEXT GARTH BROOKS, BUT HE COULD BE A BIG COUNTRY STAR. IF HE RIDES THE WAVE, WE'RE GONNA RIDE WITH HIM. SO AS OUR COMPANY GROWS, HE'S GOING TO RIDE WITH US.))
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The announcement kicks off Bryant's summer concert tour, which begins today in Lexington at a 4th of July celebration.

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The Fourth of July wouldn't be the same without the bar-b-ques and fireworks.
But, the Lexington Sunrise Rotary is adding a new twist to the old traditions--balloon rides.
Stacey Martin and Photographer Greg Moore have the story.
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((Flying is fun but the ground work starts here--where the four person crew cranks up the fan and tugs at the tow line--unfurling the purple shaded patches of their balloon--"Cloud 9".
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((TOM RAGLAND/BALLOON PILOT: THE BALLOON IS ALL FOLDED UP SO WE NEED TO SPREAD THE BOTTOM OUT AND ALL WE WERE DOING IS PULLING IT OUT SO IT GETS ALL FULL AND FILLING THIS WITH COLD AIR AT THE SAME SIZE THAT IT WOULD BE WHEN IT'S FLYING.))
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A quick squeeze on the valve--a flicker of flame and the balloon is in flight, giving many passengers and pilots their first OVER view of V-M-I and the countrysides surrounding historic Lexington.
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((TIM RIED/BALLOON PILOT: SCENERY WISE, I DON'T KNOW ANY PLACE YOU COULD GO THAT YOU WOULD HAVE NEATER SCENEERY. THERE'S MOUNTAIN RANGES ON BOTH SIDES OF YOU AND FLYING IN AN VALLEY LIKE THIS IS JUST REALLY PRETTY.)) [RUNS11]
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One ride with the wind, having a bird's eye view and many of these pilots were hooked, including Tom Ragland who traded in one pair of wings for a simple sort of high.
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((TOM RAGLAND/BALLOON PILOT: I'M ANY EX-NAVY FIGHTER PILOT AND I USED TO LAND ON AIR CRAFT CARRIERS AND IT'S A LOT MORE FUN LANDING IN PEOPLE'S BACKYARDS. THEY HAVE COFFEE AND DONUTS FOR YOU.)) [RUNS12]
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Though many of the pilots compete--the Lexington rally is not a race--but an opportunity, sponsors say, to showcase their city.
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((MICHAEL LYNN/LEXINGTON SUNRISE ROTARY: WE LIVE IN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PARTS OF VIRGINIA AND THERE'S NOTHING LIKE SEEING IT FROM A BALLOON AND JUST SEEING BALLOONS FLYING OVER THE VALLEY AGAINST THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS--IT'S GREAT.)) [RUNS10]
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The rides will continue throughout the weekend and passengers will get to choose their fare by making donations to the Rotary Club.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Rockbridge County.))
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The Lexington Sunrise Rotary plans to donate the event's proceeds to local children's health programs.




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Up next--Andrew Freiden will have your extended Fourth of July weather forecast.
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And, we'll take a look at Eddie Murphy's latest movie--Dr. Doolittle-- featuring talking animals.
That's coming up when the news continues.
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From the Nutty Professor to the movie "Metro", Eddie Murphy is still scoring big at the Box Office.
And, last week his latest flick, Dr. Doolittle, took over the top spot.
Dennis Cunningham has this review of the movie.
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And coming up, The Netherlands advances to the semi finals at the World Cup soccer championship highlights from Major League Baseball.
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And Jana Novotna is the 1998 women's singles champion at Wimbledon.
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After three trips to the finals, Jana Novotna is the women's singles champion at Wimbledon.
She beat Nathile Tauziat in two sets.
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After leading 4 to 1 she lost to Steffi Graf in 1993.
But today Novotna was at the top of her game she would cruise through the first set showing her determination to take the Wimbledon crown.
It wasn't as easy in the second set but Novotna would win the match 6-3, 7-6 for her first title at Wimbledon. Last year she finished second to Martina Hingis.
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The Men's finals are scheduled for center court tomorrow when Pete Sampras takes on Gorian Ivanisevic.
Sampras is out to tie Bjorn Borg's Open-era men's mark of five Wimbledon championships.



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K.J. Hippensteel's run at the junior doubles championship at Wimbledon ended in the semi finals this afternoon.
Hippensteel and his partner David Martin lost in straight sets to Roger Federer of Switzerland and Oliver Rochus of Belgium.



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In the Big Apple today, The Yankees came from behind to beat the Orioles 4 to 3.
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Joe Torre would watch the action from the dugout.
He did not want to see this Brady Anderson strokes the line drive single to left centerfield scoring two runs and the Orioles took a 2 to nothing lead in the top of the first.
But the Yankees come back. Derek Jeter with this bloop fly over second base scores Ricky Leede and the game was tied 2 to 2 in the bottom of the second.
New York would scoring the winning run in the
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bottom of the sixth Chad Curtis hits a grounder into left field scoring Tino Martinez and Tim Raines and the Yankees win it 4 to 3.
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Chicago's John Synder pitched seven and two-thirds scoreless innings in leading the White Sox past Boston 3 to nothing.
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A look at the retired numbers high above the stadium in Boston.
The White Sox would get on the board in the top of the fifth Mike Cameron gets all of this pitch sending into th net above left centerfield and chicago took the lead by a score of 1 to nothing.
Then leading 2 to nothing Chicago's Greg Norton
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would score the final run of the game he hits this solo homer also in the net above left centerfield and the White Sox hold on to win it 3 to nothing.
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The Netherlands has moved on to the semi finals of the World Cup soccer championship.
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The Dutch lost to Argentina in the 1978 World Cup final.
But this afternoon Dennis Bergkamp scored only two minutes after Argentina's Ariel Ortega was ejected for a headbut on the Dutch goalkeeper that evened the sides at ten men apiece.
The victory puts the Netherlands into the semi's against defending champion Brazil on Tuesday.
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Germany and Croatia hooked up in the other quarterfinal match this afternoon and Croatia wins that match 3 to nothing.



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The Craftsman Truck Series made a stop in Milwaukee this afternoon.
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Mike Bliss would tackle the Monster Mile averaging 112 miles per hour winning the Milwaukee 200 giving ford its sixth win of the season and the first in Milwaukee.
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Jack Sprague was third and Ron Hornady fourth.



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Earlier this week, The Roanoke Express named Scott Gordon as the teams new head coach. Gordon has experience as a coach and a player.
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Gordon admitts he has little experience in recruiting players but he does know that any player must make a committment to the team in order to make it and advance through the playoffs.
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According to general manager Tony Mancuso, The Express is close to reaching an agreement for an affiliation with the New York Islanders.
If that comes through Gordon could get some needed help in finding those quality players.
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The Roanoke Wrath is out of twon for this holiday weekend playing two opponents at different ends of the scale in the D-3 League's Atlantic Division.
Tonight Roanoke takes on the Eastern Shore Sharks of Maryland and tomorrow Roanoke will face the Delaware Wizards.

Roanoke is in third place after last weekends's loss to South Carolina.


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