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Next on News 7- The House of Representatives votes to amend the U-S Constitution in an effort to make flag burning illegal,
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And the F-B-I releases a new photo of an accused serial killer as the search for Rafael Resendez Ramirez continues.
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Showers are at least a possibility in our forecast over the next couple of days, we'll check out the doppler radar and all the maps coming up.

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On health check -- A new policy is helping patients waiting on a list for a liver donor.
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Plus -- a young transplant patient is now trying to get the word out about what he used to feel was a very private issue.
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((THERE HAS BEEN INFORMATION OF SIGHTINGS IN THE EL PASO, TEXAS AREA.))
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More possible sightings of suspected killer Rafael Resendez Ramirez.
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The FBI today set up a new hotline and passed out a new photograph of the suspected Railroad killer- hoping someone will spot him.
Drew Levinson has the latest on the search.
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(( THE SOUNDS OF A FREIGHT TRAIN RUMBLING THROUGH RURAL AMERICA COMBINED WITH THE IMAGE OF A SERIAL KILLER CONTINUE TO SEND CHILLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. AS THE FBI RELEASED A NEW PICTURE OF RAFAEL RESENDEZ RAMIREZ-IT ONCE AGAIN PUT OUT THE CALL FOR HELP FROM THE PUBLIC. THE PUBLICITY BLITZ HAS GENERATED MORE THAN 11-HUNDRED LEADS. DON CLARK/FBI: "The leads are being handled very efficiently and effectively and yes I do think progress is being made." FBI AGENTS DESCRIBE RAMIREZ AS VERY DANGEROUS AND VIOLENT. THEY SAY HE'S CONNECTED TO LEAST EIGHT DEATHS IN THREE STATES. ALL OF HIS SUSPECTED VICTIMS WERE KILLED NEAR RAILROAD TRACKS AND AUTHORTIES THINK HE'S GOING FROM TOWN TO TOWN HOPPING TRAINS.
THROUGHOUT THE NATION-- FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL POLICE ARE SEARCHING THE RAILLINES-TRACKING THE KILLER. THE FBI SAYS RAMIREZ ONCE LIVED IN EL PASO, TEXAS AND HAS RELATIVES THERE. AGENTS SAY HE'S BEEN SPOTTED THERE.
DAVID ALBA, FBI: "He has been seen in the area here several times and I say he's been here and we would expect that he might be coming here again as he tracks up north and comes back. THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF OTHER POSSIBLE SIGHTINGS-BUT SO FAR NONE HAVE PANNED OUT. STILL THE FBI FEELS THE PUBLIC WILL PLAY A MAJOR PART IN CATCHING THE SO-CALLED RAILROAD KILLER. CLARK: To get the information that can lead us one step ahead of where he's coming so we can be there to get him. THE FBI IS OFFERING A 50-THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO RAMIREZ' ARREST. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, DETROIT.))
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Here is the New FBI hotline for information on Rafael Resendez Ramirez. The number is 1-800 889-8161,
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It's a topic that fires up debate- flag burning-
Is it a first amendment right or a practice that should be outlawed?
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Today the House approved a constitutional amendement that would ban flag burning-
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((THE FLAG IS A NATIONAL ASSET WHICH I BELIEVE DESERVES OUR RESPECT AND PROTECTION.)) [BUTT TO 14:48:13] ((IT WAS NOT EASY FOR THE SUPREME COURT BUT THEY STOOD AND UHELD THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STETS AND I ASK MY COLLEGUES IN THE HOUSE TO DO THE SAME.))
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But the House approved the flag burning ban by a two thirds majority.
The next stop is the Senate where a defeat is likely.

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A Patrick Henry High School student has been found guilty of disrupting classes and making a bomb threat...
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even though Jason Woodson insists he did not make the threat.
The 16-year old was expelled for a year over the incident in April.
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Spanish Teacher Leslie Cleveland testified today that Woodson asked her if her room had "blown up yet."
And then, according to her, he said, "Well, it's going to." He denies making the second statement.
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But the judge accepted Cleveland's account, and said it seemed Woodson was suggesting he had some control over the situation.
Punishment was delayed until August. [(toss to R)]
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The long delayed 581 ramp from Valley View Mall is on the road to recovery. We will have the details in a moment.
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and then we'll see how a man wants to use a homemade bicycle with 15-hundred speeds to pedal his way into the record books.
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Today on health Check, we'll have some important news as several companies recall toys that are hazardous to your children's health.
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We'll have that and a look back at Jefferson High School's class of 1929. Stay with us.

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The new ramp from Valley View Mall to 581 may finally be nearing completion.
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The ramp was supposed to open this spring.
But the state was concerned that some of the concrete had not hardened properly.
Test results that came in this week show that the concrete's OK.
The contractor still has some repairs to make, so VDOT doesn't yet know when the bridge will be open.
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Delta has pulled another jet flight out of Roanoke ... making the skies less friendly for a number of travelers.
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The Delta carrier A-S-A now flies four jets a day between Roanoke and Atlanta.
That's down from 7 last year.
The airline is replacing that jet service with smaller planes and longer flight times.
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((JACKIE SHUCK: TO THE LOCAL PASSENGER IT'S A BIG DIFFERENCE. IT'S A JET VERSUS A TURBO PROP. SO IT'S NOT SOMETHING I'M REAL PLEASED WITH.))
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But Airport director Jackie Shuck said A-S-A promised her the jet flights will come back.
In the meantime, a number of travelers have found it more convenient -- and cheaper -- to fly out of Greensboro...
Shuck said that hurts Roanoke's chances of luring a low-fare airline.
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((JACKIE SHUCK: IF OUR PASSENGERS START TO DRIVE DOWN TO GREENSBORO OR ANOTHER AIRPORT AND THERE ARE A DECLINING NUMBER OF PASSENGERS, THERE'S LESS INCENTIVE FOR OUR CURRENT CARRIERS TO KEEP THE SERVICE THEY HAVE TODAY, WHICH COULD START A DOWNWARD SPIRAL, WHICH IS NOT GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY ))
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At six we'll have more on ticket prices ... and why it sometimes costs so much to fly out of Roanoke.
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A Michigan Man is trying to secure his second spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
67 year old Leon Chassman says all he needs is someone with strong legs to pedal his home made bicycle to a new speed record.
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((67-YEAR OLD LEON CHASSMAN GETS A LOT OF STRANGE LOOKS WHEN PEDDLES HIS BIKE AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

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"I used to ride up there at the shopping center and when the light changed green nothing moved, they just stood there and gawked."
NO WONDER-IT'S NO ORDINARY BIKE. IT'S MADE FROM THE PARTS OF 27 DIFFERENT CYCLES AND AS HE PUTS IT WHATEVER ELSE HE COULD FIND LAYING AROUND. IN FACT THE FRONT IS AN OLD SALAD BOWL.

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"I tried to get a torpedo shape but this was the closet thing I could get to a torpedo point."

AND THE TAIL SHARES A VEGETABLE THEME. (SOT CHASSMAN)

"This here is a five pound pickle barrel from American legion post 200"
BUT WHAT REALLY MAKES THIS TWO-WHEELED CONTRAPTION UNUSUAL IS ITS INTRICATE CONFIGURATION OF GEARS.

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"I got two sets of 10 speed gears and one set of 15 speed gears, that's a combination of 1500."
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"With 15-hundred speeds on his bike, Leon has been recognized by the Guiness book of records. But Speeds weren't his goal, speed was. He wants to break the world record for bikes."
HE SAYS IT'LL GO FROM 0-40 IN A QUARTER MILE. BUT TO DO IT, HE NEEDS TO FIND A STRONG YOUNG SET OF LEGS TO POWER THE 105 POUND ROCKET. - AT HIS AGE HE SAYS HE JUST WEARS OUT TOO FAST. LEON BELIEVES EVERYONE IS ON THIS EARTH TO DO SOMETHING.HE'S SAYS HE'S HERE TO BUILD A FAST BIKE.
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"Something to live for, something to do, something to achieve."
AND AFTER HE ACHIEVES THAT-THE SKY'S THE LIMIT--LITERALLY--HE WANTS TO BUILD A HELICOPTER NEXT. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, TAYLOR, MICHIGAN.))

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Coming up next Patrick Evans will have our weekend forecast.
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and then a little later in the newscast, we'll walk down memory lane with the Jefferson High School Class of 1929.
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Virginia Tech gets a Big invitation...as in Big East. Mike Stevens will have the details today in Sports.
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Next on health check -- the mental and physical challenges of hiking the entire two thousand mile Appalachian Trail is nothing compared to what
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24-year old Asher Wolf has been though in the past. A transplant saved his life and now he wants others to know how important that gift is.
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A 24 year old kidney transplant recipient is hiking the Appalachian Trail -- all the way from Georgia to Maine. He's trying to inspire others to become donors.
Asher Wolf is not a stranger to adventure -- the hiking idea came to him 20-thousand feet in the air.
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((ASHER WOLF/HIKER: I'VE ALWAYS BEEN REALLY PRIVATE ABOUT MY TRANSPLANT AND ABOUT MY ILLNESS, I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS NOBODY'S BUSINESS BUT MINE AND AT THAT POINT UP ON THAT MOUNTAIN I WAS REALLY STRUCK, BY THE FACT THAT THE LIFE I LIVE, SIMPLY WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT MY TRANSPLANT AND I REALLY FELT A NEED TO MAKE OTHER PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT.)) [RUNS:22]
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Wolf began his day in Troutville picking up the trail off route 11. He walks -- mostly alone -- for about 12 hours a day. After 50 days on the trail, he's in Botetourt County -- hiking to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation. Every step he says brings him closer to his goal of raising funds for other transplant patients who aren't as fortunate as he was to find a donor.
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((ASHER WOLF/HIKER: MY MOTHER IMMEDIATELY STEPPED FORWARD AND SAID THAT SHE WOULD BE MY DONOR AND SO LUCKILY I NEVER HAD TO GO ON DIALYSIS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, I WAS ABLE TO GET MY TRANSPLANT STRAIGHT OFF AND KEEP LIVING.)) [RUNS:10]
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[VO NAT] The National Transplant Assistance Fund is supporting Wolf with the fundraising mission. Wolf's route map, daily routine, destination dates and photos are charted on the Internet.
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[TAKE PRE-PRO] If you'd like to check on Wolf's progress as he hikes the trail log on to our web site at wdbj7.com and click on web watch.
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Meanwhile there's good news for people who need liver transplants the most.
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The nation's transplant network will now direct more livers to the sickest patients.
Those status one patients are people who are suddenly struck by liver disease and have less than a week to live.
The United Network for Organ Sharing estimates the change will increase the number of livers that go to status one patients by about 50 percent.
The move helps bring the network in line with Department of Health and Human Services recommendations.

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A popular swimming pool toy is among three items being recalled today by the U-S Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Lisa Hughes has more.
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In this first full week of summer...as kids head to the closest neighborhood pool...there's a new recall of popular toy. It's called a dive stick.

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Cherilyn Paulsen's daughter had to undergo emergency surgery after landing on one in an inflatable pool.

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14:56:58 SHE WAS JUMPING AROUND THE POOL. SHE JUMPED AND FELL ON THIS TOY.)

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Dive sticks are weighted at the bottom so that when you toss them into the water...they sink with one end sticking up.The idea is to dive in, grab the stick off the bottom of the pool and surface. Now, because of a half-dozen injuries...19-million dive sticks are being recalled.
Ann Brown/Consumer Product Safety Commission 14:49:18 THERE HAVE BEEN SIX IMPALEMENT INJURIES THAT WE KNOW ABOUT --THREE RECTAL. THREE VAGINAL. AND ONE FACIAL LASCERATION. BUT THERE ARE VERY SEIROUS INJURIES.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is also recalling two infant carriers--Snugli Front and Back Packs model numbers 075 and 080.Small babies...particularly those under two months old...can shift to one side and slip through the leg opening.

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Finally...there's the Darth Maul Double-Bladed Light Sabre and the Qui-Gon Jinn Lightsabre. These toy versions of the futuristic Star Wars wanDs light up and make noise. But the handles can overheat and the batteries can expolode. There is a free repair kit for these toys. Just call the manufacturer, Hasbro, to get one. Lisa HUghes. CBS News. New York.

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The Federal Trade Commission is warning Internet users to beware of promises of miracle health cures. It says consumers are increasingly turning to the Internet as a major source of health information.
But the F-T-C says there are plenty of companies out there that make all kinds of bogus health claims about their products.
They even include their own so called research to back up their claims.
The Commission says companies have claimed to cure arthritis with beef fat and another sells a shark cartilage remedy to treat cancer and AIDS. [2-Shot-Toss]
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Today in Sports, Virginia Tech is invited to play with the Big Boys,
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With that and news from Charles Haley, here's Mike Stevens.[S5-Hokies]


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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday ticker and has the heartbeats of many Tech fans racing tonight.
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Virginia Tech has received its proposal from the Big East Conference for fulltime membership starting with the upcoming school year.
Steve Mason now checks in from the Merriman Center on the Tech campus for a report on how the Hokies are handling the news.
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A familar face from the NFL and JMU is back in Campbell County this week.
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Charles Haley is holding his annual football camp at his high school alma mata William Campbell.
More than 60 kids are participating this year and for Haley its all about giving back to a community that gave so much to him while growing up.
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Haley retired from the N-F-L with chronic back problems in 1996. He played two post season games with the 49-ers last year and he plans to play full time again this year.
Roy Stanley will have more on his future plans coming up at six.
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Have a good night everybody, I'll see you then. [go to break]


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Some graduates of the old Jefferson High School celebrated a milestone reunion today.
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Fifty members of the class of 1929 gathered together to look back on their high school days. Although it's been 70 years, some say their first day of school still feels like yesterday.
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((RUTH WILLIAMSON/ REUNION COORDINATOR: I CAN REMEMBER WHERE I SAT. I CAN REMEMBER WHAT I WAS WEARING. DON'T ASK ME TO DESCRIBE IT, BUT I CAN JUST SEE MYSELF SITTING THERE ON THAT FIRST DAY OF HIGH SCHOOL.))
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Discussions centered around yearbooks, the football team, and after school hangouts. They also relived more recent memories as they exchanged pictures from their fiftieth reunion. Even though their lives are very different now, many have remained in the area and stayed in touch.
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((MILLICENT URQUHART/ CLASS OF 1929: I LOVE ROANOKE. I WOULDN'T EVER WANT TO LIVE ANYWHERE ELSE.))
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