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Dozens of people spent their July-4th protesting AEP's proposed power line. They spent their evening underneath a PRESENT high-voltage line.
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At issue is the proposed line that would carry power from Wyoming West Virginia through Tazewell, Bland and Wythe Counties to AEP's Jacksons Ferry Station.
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And just a short distance from Jacksons Ferry, at Fosters Falls, dozens of opponents rallied in opposition last night, right under a major high-voltage line
They say there is no need for another one running through their counties.
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((I think that A-E-P is trying to set themselves up for deregulated market, in which they can sell the excess energy at the cost of our society here. We already have a power line in Wythe County. We have already beared the burden for utilities.))
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A-E-P says it needs a new line to meet the region's future power needs.
The state will conduct public hearings later this month.
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An accident over the holiday weekend claimed the life of a Dublin man.
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Yesterday afternoon a motorcycle and a pickup truck collided on state route 100, just south of Interstate 81.
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State Police say the motorcycle's driver, 46 year old Darrell Duaine Hundley crossed the solid yellow line and collided with the pickup.
Hundley died at Roanoke Memorial hospital. No word on the driver of the pickup.
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If you're wondering where all our rain went this weekend, you can track it down on the web.
Eric Earnhart has the details in this week's WebWatch.
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As those hit and run thunderstorms blow through the area, you can track the rain-fall totals with the Integrated Flood Observing and Warning System... or IFLOWS...
On the Botetourt County map, pay close attention to rain guage 1103... that's the rain guage at the dwindling Carvin's Cove reservoir.
The main Virginia IFLOWS map will give you access to data in other counties.
Someone apparently DOESNT like the forecast at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is the lastest government website hit by hackers. The attack temporatily disabled the Agency's Storm Prediction center. The FBI is investigating the series of attacks on government sites.
Keep an eye on your e-mail... a new study suggests more people are using electronic mail to deliver bad news, because it's easier than a face to face confrontation... and researchers found e-mail senders don't sugar coat it... so if "You've Got Mail"... you may have trouble....
Finally we celebrate the Independance Day Holiday with a visit to the document that got it all started. The National Archives and Records Administration has a high resolution image of the original document, along with transcripts, and a history lesson, including a section on how Thomas Jefferson was influenced by the Virginia Declaration of Rights.
Visit these sites by clicking on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website at WDBJ 7-dot-com.))


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Taking a look at your Monday forecast, look for very hot and humid conditions with highs near 100 degrees. It will be clear and muggy tonight with lows in the low to mid 70's. Tuesday is shaping up to be sunny, hot and humid once again with highs around 90. Warm and muggy by night with lows near 70.

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 7/6/99
Tuesday:

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A year has passed since the I-81 accident that killed seven people.
Joy Sutton has the story of one man's memory of the fatal crash .
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((A cross, a wreath, a teddy bear and flowers serve as a memorial for the seven people who were killed in an accident July 4th, 1998.
When a car traveling southbound on I-81 near the Arcadia exit in Botetourt county hydroplaned into the median and then into the path of a tractor trailer.
Both vehicles fell over the bridge and landed on route 11.
For Ray Sloan with the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department it's a day he will never forget...as he and other fire and rescue workers recovered the victims bodies.
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((RAY SLOAN/BUCHANAN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.: YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET OVER SOMETHING LIKE THIS SOON. IT'S SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH. IT'S NOT GOING TO BE FORGOTTEN))
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And Sloan says every time the tones sound at the fire station his heart starts to race...
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((RAY SLOAN/BUCHANAN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.: YOU ALWAYS HAVE IT IN THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD. IS THIS GOING TO BE ANOTHER JULY 4TH))
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Sloan says since the day of the accident the words "July 4th" have taken on a new meaning--the are used to describe an accident he hopes will never be repeated.
Joy Sutton, News 7 Botetourt County.))
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The accident was just the start of a very difficult month for the Chittum family of Buena Vista.
Among the victims was Kevin Chittum, the father of Rebecca.
By early August, it was learned that Rebecca was one of two girls switched at birth at the University of Virginia Medical Center.




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A Norfolk Southern train's collision near Danville yesterday morning forced six families to spend their holiday out of their homes.
One car spilled half a ton of a potentially flammable powdered chemical.
The families were evacuated for nine hours until the chemical was cleared away.
No one was hurt.




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The heat and humidity are here to stay, at least for today... this July heat wave is sending temperatures into the mid 90's.
While these temperatures are normal for this time of year, doctors warn that people are being treated for heat stoke.
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Around Roanoke yesterday we found several people outside during the times when the sun was the hottest---playing bas

ketball, riding bikes or just taking a walk.
And although these activities can seem harmless...in this type of heat they can be dangerous especially if you're doing something strenuous.
Roanoke Memorial says this week alone several people have gone to the emergency room for heat related illness.
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((DORIS DUFF/ROANOKE MEMORIAL: WE'VE HAD PEOPLE COMING IN WITH NAUSEA, VOMITING, STOMACH CRAMPING. USUALLY WHEN THEY HAVE A HEAT STROKE THEY DON'T SWEAT, BUT DIZZY AND WEAKNESS))
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Remember heat stroke is life threatening. Roanoke Memorial says to be smart..and they can't stress enough drink plenty of fluids...and stay inside when the sun is at it 's hottest.


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Taking a break from the news now to check the forecast...
Very hot and humid today, with actual highs in the upper 90s.
Heat indices will be over 100 degrees.
Clear and muggy overnight, with lows in the lower 70s.
The extended forecast includes a bit of a relief from the heat later this week...


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Fourth of July means more than fireworks and barbarques.
For several viewers the symbols of our nation's hertiage are stirring up concern and comments.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean tells us what they had to say, in this week's Feedback.
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(( A committee last week proposed that an image of Robert E. Lee be placed back on a Richmond flood wall, along with a picture of a black soldier and one of Lincoln.
That news brought a couple of responses.
"Why don't they use the old one until the new one is done? It seems to me that this is a way for the panel to stall by having new murals made...(and) in regard to the comments that Sa'ad El-Amin made about the decision being made to satisfy the vocal majority which was white. Was it any better when the decision was made to satisfy ONE person?"
And a viewer from Rocky Mount who asked that his name not be used said:
"Of course it was wrong what happened back in the 1800's dealing with slavery, but this is 1999 and times have changed. For the last 30 years or so the blacks and whites have had the same teachers, the same books, the same homework and the same opportunity to make something of themselves as we the whites have had...But too many of the black community would rather change their names to something other than what their parents gave them and sit back and yell about things being racist."
And there were some notes about the issue of flag burning.
"Perhaps the commentator never stood on the rolling deck of a ship at midnight, in stormy weather, knowing that the enemy, its subs, its kamikaze planes were on the prowl. I have, and only those with similar experiences can know the consolation and encouragement of Old Glory silhouetted against a darkened sky, beating a tattoo as it flapped in the wind. Let's protect the greatest symbol of our Great Nation, in spite of those who would degrade it".
"Although it is a felony to burn a cross in Virginia and against the federal laws, it is perfectly OK to burn the US Flag. Aren't they both freedom of speech? Taking down Lee's picture, flying the southern flag, the old state song, are all a part of our heritage...Let us all stand up together and protect all of these symbols from abuse".
Letters to News-7 should be send to P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 343-7269.
Our e-mail address: news@wdbj7.com.
And we have a moderated on-line forum on our web page, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))



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IF you think it's hot now, you better find the nearest air conditioner. With the rising temperatures, Doctors are reporting cases of heat stroke.
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Around Roanoke yesterday we found several people outside during the times when the sun was the hottest---playing bas

ketball, riding bikes or just taking a walk.
And although these activities can seem harmless...in this type of heat they can be dangerous especially if you're doing something strenuous.
Roanoke Memorial says this week alone several people have gone to the emergency room for heat related illness.
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Remember heat stroke is life threatening. Roanoke Memorial says to be smart..and they can't stress enough drink plenty of fluids...and stay inside when the sun is at it 's hottest.

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For those who have the day off here's today's forecast.
It will be very hot and humid today, with tempertures near 100.
The humidity will make it feel even hotter,though.
Staying muggy overnight, with clear skies and lows in the lower 70s.
Looking ahead to the next five days....


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