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On News 7 at 5, a deadly accident in Canada leaves at least seven people dead,
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And rush hour traffic could back up in Roanoke County as part of Route 419 remains closed.
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It looks like Dennis will finally make landfall this weekend. North Carolina is the likely target. A trip to the beach will be wet.

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In medical news -- Volunteers can save a life and win tickets to a NASCAR race at the same time.
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Plus a seller tries to auction an organ on the internet -- but you wouldn't find this one listed under musical instruments.
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((PEOPLE INJURED JUST BAD SMASHUPS, SCREAMING WHERE I KNOW PEOPLE ARE PINNED IN CARS AND YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING TO HELP THEM IT WAS JUST TERRIBLE.))
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A deadly start to the holiday weekend- A huge chain reaction crash in Canada
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Good Evening-
It was a huge pileup that left at least 7 people dead- and 34 more injured.
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The scene looked like a war zone- dozens of cars and trucks piled up- some cars burst into flames.
The crash happened during rush hour just over the river from Detroit-
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[15:57:39] ((IT JUST KEPT ON COMING THE CARS KEPT ON COMING PILING UP ONE AFTER ANOTHER.)) [BUTT TO 14:56:49] ((WE'RE REALLY QUITE FORTUNATE CAUSE I'VE SEEN THINGS TODAY I'VE NEVER SEEN IN MY LIFE AND NEVER WANT TO SEE AGAIN.))
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It took hours for firefighters to extinguish all the flames-
Authorities say heavy fog contributed to the accident.
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Janet Reno now says she'll independent investigator to get to the bottom of the Waco controversy. But that isn't stopping Congress from conducting its own probe-
Lisa Hughes has more.
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This is latest FBI surveillance tape made public by the Justice Department. The voice you hear is an agent describing the effect of combustible tear gas canisters fired -- not at the main Branch Davidian compound--but a bunker on the property. YEAH, THE MILITARY GAS DID NOT PENETRATE THAT, UH, BUNKER WHERE THE BUS WAS. COPY. Pause IT BOUNCED OFF. For six years, the FBI has insisted the devices were never fired at the compound. But this tape and at least one other seized by the Justice Department seem to contradict that. Attorney General Janet Reno says even she was misled. Now, she says she's appointing an independent investigator. Janet Reno/Attorney General) WE'RE DEDICATED IN THIS INSTANCE TO FINDING THE TRUTH AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO STOP UNTIL WE DO
Former FBI agent Danny Coulson says, it would be one thing for an agent to fire--in the heat of the conflict--and confess. Danny Coulson/Former FBI Agent BUT TO LET ALL OF US STAND THERE, SIT THERE, AND RAISE OUR HANDS AND SAY IT DIDN'T HAPPEN, THERE'S NO EXCUSE FOR THAT IT'S UNFORGIVABLE. By the time the assault on the compound was over, cult leader David Koresh and 80 of his followers were dead. Agents insist the Branch Davidians started the deadly fire themselves. The attorney general says she still believes that but will let Congress and a special investigator have the final word. Lisa Hughes/Washington, DC At least initially, the independent investigator won't rely on a grand jury. Grand jury testimony is private. And Reno says, in an effort to restore public confidence_as much information as possible will be released to the American people. Lisa Hughes. CBS News. Washington)

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It took nearly all day to clean up the mess from a 30-car derailment in Roanoke County.
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Norfolk- Southern crews climbed under fully- loaded coal cars that were listing at an angle- -to attach cables.
One by one the last of the derailed cars was dragged off the bridge over Route 419.
V-DOT shut down a quarter mile section of the four-lane highway- -between Starkey Road and Chaparral Drive... while the work was done.
The normally busy business area was deserted... though enterprising motorists managed to find a way around the road blocks to get to their favorite restaurant.
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((IT MAY APPEAR BUSY. BUT NORMALLY ON A FRIDAY WE WOULD BE PACKED, PUSHING CLOSE TO A WAITING LIST.))
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In addition to removing coal cars, the rail bed required substantial repairs as well.
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VDOT estimates the road will be closed for another three hours.

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Coming up a little later in the newscast, we will see how one Roanoke church is dealing with water restrictions. It has found a way to perform baptisms without any guilt,
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And we'll see how local collectors are dealing with reports that Beanie Babies are about to disappear from the market.


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On Health Check, doctors are trying a revolutionary genetic therapy to treat muscular dystrophy.
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And Patrick Evans prepares us for a big battle of the bands.


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Dodi Al-Fayed's Father is vowing to fight a French court's decision close the case on the accident that killed his son and Princess Diana.
Today the court dismissed charges against the photographers who chased the Princess' car.
Instead it blamed the car's driver.
Tom Rivers reports from London.
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(( DATE: SEPT. 1997
IT HAS BECOME THE MOST EXTENSIVE TRAFFIC INVESTIGATION IN FRENCH HISTORY-- THE CRASH THAT KILLED PRINCESS DIANA, HER COMPANION DODI FAYED AND DRIVER HENRI PAUL.
NOW, A FRENCH JUDGE HAS CLEARED NINE PHOTOGRAPHERS AND A MOTORCYCLIST WHO WERE TAILING THE BLACK MERCEDES... OF CAUSING THE CRASH.

(SOT) MARTIN GREGORY/AUTHOR, "DIANA THE LAST DAYS" "The evidence shows

that the report, the prosecutor, was unable to establish that the photographers were anywhere near the car when it crashed. So, therefore, they were not charged with involuntary homicide. They are not effectively the murderers of the Princess of Wales."
JUDGE HERVE STEPHAN PLACED MOST OF THE BLAME ON DRIVER HENRI PAUL-- WHO WAS DRUNK AND ON MEDICATION FOR DEPRESSION THAT NIGHT. THE JUDGE ALSO SAID THAT DODI FAYED'S DECISION TO ALLOW PAUL TO GET BEHIND THE WHEEL CONTRIBUTED TO THE CRASH.

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"I respect the French court's decision. They have put a lot of time into this matter and I respect their decision. And, I am sure that legally, they have reached the right conclusion."
DODI'S FATHER.. MOHAMED AL-FAYED .. SAYS HE WILL APPEAL THE JUDGE'S DECISION.

(SOT) LAURIE MAYER, MOHAMED AL-FAYED'S SPOKESPERSON "The precise

grounds of the appeal won't be known until we've had a chance, the lawyers in Paris, to study the precise reasoning behind Stephan's decision."
AL-FAYED HAS SAID HE BELIEVES THERE WAS A MURDER CONSPIRACY BY THOSE WHO DID NOT APPROVE OF DIANA'S RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS SON. BUT SO FAR, THAT THEORY REMAINS UNPROVEN.
TOM RIVERS, CBS NEWS, LONDON. ))

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The number of personal water craft accidents dropped 13 percent between 1997 and 1998 and game wardens say this year that trend is continuing its downward slide.
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One of the reasons may be that newer models, like the four-seater, are bigger and more sturdy.
Unlike the old two-seaters, they come with rear view mirrors and can go in reverse.
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((JIM MILLS/WEBSTER MARINE: IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO TURN IT OVER. YOU HAVE TO WORK AT IT. WE DO SEE PEOPLE TURN EM OVER, BUT MOSTLY THEY DO IT ON PURPOSE OR THEY'RE INEXPERIENCED.))
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State law now requires teenagers between 14 and 16 to take a boating safety course before jumping on a personal water craft.
This year over one thousand people at Smith Mountain Lake have taken the course voluntarily.
Game wardens say the drop in the accident rate is due not only to education but also stricter enforcement.
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Beanie Baby fans are flocking to local stores that specialize in the toys, ever since an announcement earlier this week from the manufacturer that they might be discontinued.
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In Danville, the owners of The Beanie Barn say they saw their sales increase to EIGHT TIMES AS MUCH as the day before the announcement.
That's why they're not making any plans to leave the beanie business any time soon.
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((MARY BETH HOLLEY/BEANIE BARN STORE OWNER: WHAT THE ANNOUNCEMENT HAS DONE IS IT'S CREATED A BUYING FRENZY. PEOPLE HAVE A LOT OF MONEY IN THEIR COLLECTIONS AND THEY'RE WANTING TO FINISH THEM OUT.))
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Store co-owner Derek Holley says that Ty's announcement sounds like a marketing ploy to drive up prices for retired Beanie Babies.
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But just to be safe, the Holleys say they're starting to stock the store with the latest fad toy... Pokemon.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans gets his weekend off to an early start by sitting in the sidelines for a battle of the bands.
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A giant clash of bands is coming up this Labor Day Weekend, with several groups converging on "The Rail" in Salem.

Patrick Evans has a preview of this big pre-Labor Day party.
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Coming up today in Sports, Roy Stanley has news of a NASCAR career that is ending prematurely.
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In Health news, doctors try a new genetic therapy to treat muscular dystrophy,
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and bids reach over five million dollars before an internet auction company pulls someone's offer to sell one of their kidneys online.
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With the creation of internet auction sites, you can buy just about anything with the click of a computer mouse.
But yesterday the leading auction company e-bay had to draw the line when someone tried to sell their own health kidney for transplanting.
Sean Comey has the story from San Jose California.
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A South Dakota man is the first volunteer to be injected with an experimental treatment for muscular dystrophy.
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Doctors at the Ohio State University Medical Center say a 36-year-old traffic controller has received a gene therapy injection for M-D to test it's safety. Doctors injected a muscle in the patient's foot with a gene containing a special protein missing in people with M-D. The study is funded by the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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Virginia Blood Services is holding a Nascar Blood Drive today at the Roanoke Donor Center
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at the Crossroads Mall. Volunteers who give blood today, or September 7th and 8th can register to win a Nascar package of tickets to the Richmond races on Thursday and Friday, September 9th and 10th. The Roanoke Valley is currently experiencing a shortage of all blood types.
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Today in Sports, one of NASCAR's best known drivers decides his career is over.
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With news of Ernie Irvin and qualifying at Darlington, here's Roy Stanley.

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Thank you ladies and good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Two Minute Ticker.
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We start off today in Darlington were a major announcement was made concerning a veteran driver.
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Ernie Irvin, The Driver of the M and M's Pontiac, announced his retirement from racing this afternoon.
Irvan has been recovering from a head injury he suffered at Michigan August 20-th, five years after a wreck at the same track almost cost him his life.
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The rest of the Cup drivers who are in Darlington this weekend for their Labor Day tradition the Southern 500 went through first round qualifying this afternoon, and Yates racing was in the spotlight from top to bottom.
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But the person at the top is not who you would expect to be there. Kenny Irwin the wheel man for the Havoline Thunderbird was the eventual pole winner as he tamed the Lady in Black with a circuit at 167 point 215 miles an hour.
The man who is first in the points' race, Dale Jarrett, Irwin's teammate at Yates Racing, was last today in qualifying after spinning out with a flat tire.
The best Jarrett can now start is 26th.
Here is your top 25.
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We are just a couple of hours away from the kickoff of week number two of the high school football season.
We'll have all the highlights tonight on Friday Football Extra.
But first on News 7 at six, we'll will have your college game day previews and VMI, Ferrum, Tech, UVa and Liberty all get set to start the '99 campaign.
Have a nice Labor Day weekend everybody.

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For those who get baptized in church, the amount of WATER being used is probably NOT the first thing on their minds.
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But the thought DID occur to the Reverend Frank Feather of Forest Park Baptist Church.
So, Feather installed a pipe system that recycles water in the baptistry.
The pipe recycles all 900- gallons of water in the tank during Sunday services.
But he says the sounds of the running water are almost TOO soothing to his congregation....
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((REV. FRANK FEATHER/FOREST PARK BAPTIST CHURCH: WHAT I'M WATCHING FOR IS SOME FOLKS THAT BEGIN TO NOD OFF BECAUSE OF THE SOUND OF THE WATER, THE SERENITY OF THAT EFFECT. THEN WE MIGHT HAVE TO UNPLUG IT-- (LAUGHS) NOT REALLY.))
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The system works the same way as a rock garden.
Bleach cleans the water as it moves through the pipe, so Feather says he won't have to re- fill the baptismal for months at a time.
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