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Next on News 7-
If your well has run dry- help is on the way from Roanoke County.
We'll tell you where you can get water
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and on this holiday weekend the symbol of freedom soars off the endangered species list.

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Getting ready for a real fire cracker fourth of July forecast. Details ahead.

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And on Health Check,
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we'll see how an experimental treatment is making a difference in a local woman who is living with Von Hippel Lindau disease.
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((THE WELL WENT DRY ONE DAY AND FROM THEN ON IT WENT DOWN HILL.))
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If your wells run dry- you're not alone as the drought takes its toll.
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The drought's caused water shortages not only in the city of Ronaoke but also Roanoke County as well.
But help is on the way.
For the first time in at least ten years, the County is providing water for people whose wells have dried up.
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Joy Sutton is in Roanoke County- Joy what kind of help is the county offering?
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Help from the county- but will mother nature help out at all?
Let's head over to the weather center and Robin Reed- Any rain in the forecast robin?

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The chance for thunderstorms has been in the forecast for the past week or so, but the Roanoke Valley has missed out on most of the fun.
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Since people constantly ask us "Where's the Rain?," We sent Andrew Freiden to find the answer.
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Robin, there was plenty of rain to start out last year. Heading into the Summer of '98, it looked like a record year for rainfall. But then things changed in a hurry.
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((MIKE EMLAW: STARTING IN THE MIDDLE OF LAST JUNE, THINGS HAVE GOTTEN VERY DRY.))
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[Graphic 1] The 13 months from June to June would normally give Roanoke 44 inches of rain. But we've only received 29 inches. That's a deficit of more than 1 foot. [cove video] So what caused the drought? La Nina, and other large scale patterns combined to keep most of the Southeast dry for the past year. [nat sound yesterday rain] That pattern ended a few weeks ago and it's been back to normal for most areas. But the Roanoke Valley has stayed dry.
It rained a little in Roanoke yesterday-- but not enough to make a difference.
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((THERE HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT RAINS GOING ACROSS SOUTH OF ROANOKE, AND THEN STUFF'S BEEN REFORMING ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE AND GOING EAST OF ROANOKE. IT'S JUST BEEN, ROANOKE'S BEEN UNLUCKY.))
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Robin, in the summer, most rain in Virginia comes from Air Mass Thunderstorms.
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Scattered rain like that won't fill up Carvins cove.
Coming up at 6, we'll talk about what we do need to bring reservoirs up to normal. Ad lib...[Robin-Tease] [07/02/1999]
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Some minor accidents and heavy holiday traffic are causing problems in Interstate 81 in Roanoke County.
The tieups are in the northbound and southbound lanes, between Dixie Caverns and the Hanging Rock exits.
There are accidents at mile marker 132 and 134 northbound. And one at milemarker 140 southbound.
Police say the injuries don't appear to be serious, but traffic is backing up.

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The small plane that crashed yesterday in Augusta County was apparently carrying just one person.
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That word today from investigators as they sorted through the wreckage of the twin engine Piper.
The plane went down about two Thursday afternoon during a rainstorm... but air safety investigator Paul Cox says it'll be several months before the National Transportation Safety Board rules on a probable cause.
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The State Police believe they know the name of the pilot, but they aren't releasing that information until the medical examiner makes a positive identification.
The plane was travelling from Jonesboro, Arkansas to Staunton.
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A celebrated author is helping Virginia maintain its top ranking in the world of Forensic Science. We'll have that story in a moment.
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and as we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, we'll see how one of the nation's living symbols is making a comeback from the brink of extinction.
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Murder mysteries paid off big for Virginia today.
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Best-selling novelist Patricia Cornwell handed over a 1 and half million dollar check to the Governor.
It will fund the nation's first Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine.
Virginia forensic scientists already lead the nation in using DNA technology to solve crimes.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: TODAY WE HAVE ABOUT 70-THOUSAND DNA SAMPLES OF CONVICTED FELONS IN THE STATE LAB'S FILES. THAT'S THE NATION'S LARGEST COLLECTION.))
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In Virginia, a massive backlog of untested DNA samples slows down convictions.
Virginia Chief Medical Examiner Marcella Fierro is the model for Cornwell's fictional heroine Kay Scarpetta.
She will sit on the board of the new institute-- along with Cornwell's friend, and just announced presidential candidate, Senator Orrin Hatch.
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It is the symbol of American freedom- The Bald Eagle.
On this weekend to celebrate American independence- the Bald Eagle is taken off the endangered species list-
But environmentalists are still worried- as Lee Cowan reports.
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CLINTON: "It's hard to think of a better way to celebrate the birth of a nation than to celebrate the rebirth of our national symbol." WITH FITTING POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE, A BIRD THE NATION TOOK UNDER ITS WING - HAD ESCAPED EXTINCTION - AND WAS PRONOUNCED ENDANGERED NO MORE.
RICHARD HANNAN/US FISH AND WILDLIFE: 'This has shown that American can pull together and take a species that's literally on the brink of extinction and bring it back." THE EAGLE WAS FIRST PLACED ON THE CRITICAL LIST BACK IN 1967 -- THANKS IN LARGE PART TO D-D-T -- A WIDELY USED PESTICIDE BLAMED FOR KILLING OFF ALL BUT 400 OF THE BIRDS IN THE LOWER 48 STATES. NOW WILDLIFE OFFICIALS HAVE COUNTED NEARLY SIX-THOUSAND-A REMARKABLE COMEBACK - BUT THE WORK IS FAR FROM OVER. LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS: "What will change once the bald eagle is removed from the list is the bird will still be protected, but it's habitat won't - something environmentalists argue could lead a reversal of one of the best environmental recovery story's of the century. MARK VAN PUTTEN/NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION: "The challenge of protecting bald eagle habitat is not over just because the eagles are taken off the endangered species list, and that's a very important point.
A POINT THAT WILL REQUIRE AN EAGLE'S EYE - TO PREVENT THE MISTAKES OF THE PAST. JOHN FLICKER /AUDUBON SOCIETY: "We're going to continue watching this bird very carefully, monitoring its numbers and make sure that it stays protected and the population continues to grow." AND CONTINUES TO SOAR -- IN HEARTS AND BOOKS AND MINDS. LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Coming up after the break, Robin Reed will have the full fourth of July forecast, but first Patrick Evans will take a look at some lovely flowers.
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Daylillies are beautiful and come in a variety of colors.
Right now these popular perennials are at their peak of color, and Patrick Evans decided to find out more about the lillies of our Valley today on Growin' It.
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Coming up today on News 7, a N-B-A Hall of Famer admits he is the father of an upcoming tennis star,
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and on Health Check, we'll have an update on a local woman who is the first person to use an experimental treatment for a rare disease.
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They made medical history in Salem today.
A local woman is the first person to receive the experimental drug S-U-54-16.
Keith Humphry spoke with this medical pioneer.
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(( Linda Williams got her first dose of the drug in Boston three months ago.
Not content to have to fly to Boston twice a week for treatment, Williams was determined to get it in Virginia.
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((...AND SO YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BOSTON UNTIL WHEN?))
The drug company, Sugen, agreed to ship some SU-54-16 to Salem overnight from San Francisco.
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((IT'S AN ANTI-ANGIOGENESIS DRUG. WE'VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT THIS FOR AT LEAST A YEAR ON THE NATIONAL NEWS AND THE LOCAL NEWS. BUT THE ADMINISTERING OF THIS DRUG IS NEW. THIS PATIENT FOR THIS DISEASE IS THE FIRST PATIENT IN THE WORLD.))
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Williams has Von Hippel Lindau disease. It makes the body create too many blood vessels. They formed tumors on her brain, kidney, spine and eyes.
But the F-D-A said V-H-L isn't terminal. Administering SU 54-16 in Virginia wasn't an urgent priority in Washington.
Williams went to her Congressman, determined not to take "no" for an answer.
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Backed by a Congressional aide and a doctor willing to establish a protocol for one, Williams MADE it happen.
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Like a diabetic on insulin, Williams will be on the drug the rest of her life.
But Doctor Fintel warns this is an experimental drug used to treat an extremely rare disorder.
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Today in Sports, some of the biggest news at Wimbeldon is coming from off the court. Here's Mike Stevens.[S5-Tennis

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Welcome everybody to the end of the work week, two minute sports ticker.
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The sun came back out at Wimbledon and Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi made it into the men's semi-finals with wins today.
On the women's side Alexandra Steveson made Wimbledon history by becoming the first qualifier to make the women's singles semi-finals. She is also making news off the court.
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Basketball half of famer Julius Irving admitted today that he is the father of the 18 year old tennis phenom.
Doctor J acknowledged that he had a relationship with the girls' mother in 1980. He says his wife and all of his children are aware of the situation, and that he has been supporting her financially since birth.
Julius says he has met the girl only once.
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Tomorrow night at eight, Your Hometown Station will be home to first ever primetime NASCAR broadcast on a major network as CBS sports presents the Pepsi 400 from Daytona.
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Last night Joe Nemecheck got the festivities off to a rousing start by turning a hot lap at 194 point 860 miles an hour to win the pole.
CBS Race analyst Buddy Baker says he never imagined racing at Daytona would ever get this big.
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Be sure to join us for the race tomorrow night at 8.

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And finally, the Virginia State Amateur golf championship at the Boonsboro Country Club is now down to the final two players.
Today the field was chopped down from the elite 8, the championship pair.
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And Fieldale's Keith Decker has made it through to play in tomorrow's 36 hole final. He won two matches today beating Knox Milligan and high school Ryan Stinnett. He beat Stinnett one-up.
Decker, who has won the event twice, will play Steve Marino for the title tomorrow.
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Coming up at six, Steve Mason checks in from the New River Valley Speedway where they are getting ready for a huge night of racing this evening.
Have a safe Holiday weekend everybody. [take a break]

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If you're looking forward to stuffing yourself full of hot dogs at a Fourth of July barbecue, you may not want to watch this next story.
As you've heard many times before, these guys are professionals, don't try this at home.
Morry Alter has more on the preliminary round for this weekend's hot dog eating competition.
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