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The Republicans have convened in Philadelphia for the 2000 GOP Convention.

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[Republican-Convention]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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Good Afternoon. I'm Denise Allen.
The convention was called to order earlier this morning with Senator Arlen Spector and the Mayor of Philadelphia warming up the crowd.
But everyone is anticipating the arrival of the candidate who's running strong in the opinion polls right now--George W. Bush.
Lee Cowan is at the convention with the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting]
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(LOCATOR: THIS MORNING, PHILADELPHIA)


IN PHILADELPHIA, SOME 4000 REPUBLICAN DELEGATES ARE KICKING OFF THEIR NATIONAL CONVENTION IN AN AWFULLY GOOD MOOD.
((PODIUM NAT))
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN EIGHT YEARS, THEIR CANDIDATE COMES INTO THE NOMINATING CONVENTION AHEAD IN THE POLLS. SINCE MARCH, GEORGE W. BUSH HAS CONSISTENTLY HELD AN EDGE OVER RIVAL AL GORE. LIKE HIS FATHER DID IN 1988, BUSH HOPES TO USE THE NEXT FOUR DAYS TO SOLIDIFY THAT LEAD.

(LOCATOR: DAYTON, OH)


ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL IN OHIO, BUSH IS TESTING HIS CONVENTION THEMES. AN ALMOST BIBLE THUMPING MESSAGE OF COMPASSION AND INCLUSION. A NEW KIND OF REPUBLICAN AS HE PUTS IT ... FOCUSED SQUARELY ON ATTRACTING MODERATE VOTERS.

((SOT: GEORGE W. BUSH, R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE))


((SUPER: YESTERDAY, PHILADELPHIA))
BUT SINCE CHOOSING HIS RUNNING MATE, BUSH HAS BEEN DOGGED BY CRITICISM THAT A CAMPAIGN MOVING MORE TO THE CENTER -- SUDDENLY SHIFTED TO THE RIGHT -- WHEN DICK CHENEY STEPPED ON BOARD. ARRIVING IN PHILADELPHIA, CHENEY GOT ALMOST A HERO'S WELCOME. WITH ROUGHLY TWO-THIRDS OF THE DELEGATES AT THIS YEAR'S CONVENTION CONSIDERED CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVES, CHENEY IS EXACTLY THE KIND OF MAN THEY WERE LOOKING FOR.
STILL, PARTY ORGANIZERS SAY THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER'S G-O-P CONVENTION. THERE WILL BE FEWER POLITICIANS, MORE COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS, FEWER ATTACKS ON THE DEMOCRATS, AND A STRONG PUSH TOWARD INCLUSION.
((COWAN STANDUP)) THERE ARE NOT LIKELY TO BE ANY SURPRISES IN THE NEXT FOUR DAYS. REPUBLICANS WANT TO KEEP IT THAT WAY. THIS WILL BE MORE OR LESS A PAID COMMERCIAL FOR THE PARTY THAT KNOWS FULL WELL THAT NO CANDIDATE COMING OUT OF THE CONVENTION BEHIND IN THE POLLS ... EVER MADE IT TO THE WHITE HOUSE.
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[Franklin-Murder]


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A Franklin County man has been charged with murder in a fatal shooting early this morning.
Mickey Tex Rogers of Penhook is accused of shooting a man in the Hardy section of the county sometime around 1:30 today.
Authorities say the victim, 41-year-old Michael Edward Campbell, was shot in his bed.
He went to a neighbor's house to call for help, and died there.
Officials aren't saying what led up to the shooting.

[Pulaski-Explosion]


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More than two hundred Pulaski County High summer school students are attending classes at a different school today .

This after an explosion damaged the school this weekend.
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It occurred in a room behind the cafeteria. The room houses both the electrical and gas services for the school. Superintendent David Cox says the explosion caused major structural damage - and right now the school is considered unstable. Engineers will be on site today to try to determine the extent of the damages. In the meantime, summer school students will be taken to Critzer Elementary for classes.
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The regular school year starts August 23rd .. Superintendent Cox says its too early to tell if classes can be held at


the High School.[CA-Wildfires]


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Wildfires continue to consume more land out west. About 50 blazes are raging across 10 western states.
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A fire in California's Sierra Nevada has grown to more than 63-thousand acres and destroyed eight homes in the mountain village of Pine Creek.
Other homes are still being threatened.
The Pechanga Indian Reservation has also seen 21-hundred acres go up in flames.
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[Concorde]


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Passengers on a British Airways Concorde jet that had to make an emergency landing have arrived at their destination.
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Singer Tony Bennett and guitarist George Benson were among the passengers diverted to Gander, Newfoundland, when the jet was forced to land.
Passengers say they smelled gasoline in the cabin.
The flight originated in London yesterday and arrived in New York this morning after the delay.
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Tuesday, an Air France Concorde crashed outside Paris, killing all 114 people on board. Air France's concorde fleet remains grounded.

[Steel-Noise]


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Noise from a new construction project at Roanoke Electric Steel is generating complaints from some Roanoke residents.


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The company is in the process of constructing a new building to store finished steel - but the noise has become too much for some residents.
With two acres leveled, they say the sound buffer between the company and the neighborhood is gone.
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((DERECK MEADOR/RESIDENT: IT SOUNDS LIKE AN INTERSTATE PILE UP ALL MORNING LONG I MEAN THEY DROP BIG HUGE PIECES OF ANGEL, I MEAN IT'S DEAFENING.))
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Meador says he's lived on Trout Street for 30 years and the noise has never been this bad.
He also says with the trees gone, rats that live in the steel have migrated up to the neighborhood.
Roanoke Electric Steel says the purpose of the project is to improve the company's efficiency.
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[Gun-Buyback]


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Earlier this year, 560 guns were melted down at Roanoke Electric Steel, the guns were turned in as a part of the city's gun buyback program.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 21]

President Clinton is expected to continue giving local governments federal money for the programs. A move which angered some House Republicans, who say the administration lacks the legal authority to do that. 70 cities receive money for the program - they pay 50 dollars apiece for guns turned in by private owners. Programs in 30 cities are on hold because of disputes between the Department of Housing and Urban Development and some lawmakers.
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[PA-Flooding]


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More rain is expected for the northeast as people in Pennsylvania are still trying to recover from yesterday's heavy rains.
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Bridges were washed out and roads turned into raging rivers in the Philadelphia area last night.
Up to 7 and a half inches of rain fell in some areas of Bucks County.
About 100 homes and a number of vehicles were flooded.
Two dozen people had to be rescued from their homes, and spent the night in shelters.
12-thousand were without power at the height of the storm.
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[Flooding]


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The forecast also calls for more showers in our area this afternoon. Meanwhile there are a couple of area businesses that are still trying to cleanup from weekend rains that flooded part of the Ramada Inn on Franklin Road in Roanoke.
Saturday night's torrential down pour caused high water to flood the first floor. Kate Weidaw has more.
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((KENNETH OVERSTREET/GUEST: IT CAME UP IN A MATTER OF MINUTES I LOOKED ONE TIME AND IT WAS INSIDE THE ROCK WALL AND WITHIN FIFTEEN MINUTES IT WAS IN MY ROOM.))
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Kenneth Overstreet says he was terrified when water came rushing into his room.

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((KENNETH OVERSTREET/GUEST: THE NEXT THING I KNEW I HEARD A LOT OF WATER RUNNING OUTSIDE AND I WONDERED IF IT WAS RAINING A LOT AND I OPENED MY DOOR AND WATER CAME INTO THE ROOM.))
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Overstreet had been staying at the Ramada Inn for the past two months and lost everything -- his clothes, tools, and stereo equipment.

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((KENNETH OVERSTREET: HERE ON THE SIDE OF THE BED YOU CAN SEE HOW IT CAME UP, IT WAS ABOUT A FOOT AND A HALF AROUND THE ROOM.))
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But the rooms weren't the only thing damaged, the parking lot flooded as well. High water seeped into cars leaving mud caked on the inside. Emily Roberts and her husband say their car may have been destroyed but they lost something even more precious.

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((EMILY ROBERTS/LOST CAR: WE HAD OUR WEDDING PICTURES IN THERE, WE JUST GOT MARRIED AND OUR NEGATIVES WERE IN THERE AND ALL OF HIS CD'S WERE IN THERE.))
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And while the water may have gone down the clean up process is just beginning.

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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: ALL OF THE GUESTS WHO WERE STAYING ON THE FIRST FLOOR HAVE BEEN PLACED IN OTHER ROOMS. IN THE MEANTIME MANAGEMENT SAYS INSURANCE SHOULD COVER MOST IF NOT ALL OF THE DAMAGE.))
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[Ideal-Building]


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A Roanoke supply building that was also flooded over the weekend has re-opened. Workers spent yesterday cleaning up mud left behind from Saturday night's rising waters.
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Several delivery trucks and forklifts owned by Ideal Building Supply had to be towed away yesterday after they sustained water damage. The company says water from a drain on Franklin Road normally backs up during heavy rains - but Saturday night's storms caused unusually high waters.
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((RANDY LIKENS/IDEAL BUILDING SUPPLY: IN A MATTER OF ABOUT 30 MINUTES WE HAD SIX TO EIGHT FEET OF WATER INSIDE OUR AREA HERE, AND INSIDE THE SHOP AREA BUILDING HERE AS MUCH AS TWO FEET OF WATER.))
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Likens says the company has brought in machinery from another store,so they could reopen.
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[Extended-Care]


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The "eldercare" program at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center is closing.
The decision concerns some family members of the program's patients.
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Stanley Smith's wife suffered a severe stroke and has been in the hospital for the past six years.
Now Smith has to find a new place for his wife to receive the quality care she needs.
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((STANLEY SMITH/CONCERNED ABOUT HIS WIFE: I'VE FELT VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE HER UP HERE WHERE ALL YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS ARE UNDER ONE ROOF, THE DOCTORS, I'M SURE I CAN FIND A PLACE FOR HER NEEDS BUT SHE IS GOING TO LOSE HER DOCTORS.))
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The hospital is doing away with the on site nursing facility over the next year.
The 27 bed space will be used to treat emergency patients.
Smith says he wishes hospital officials would've realized they needed more space before moving elderly patients into the facility... which opened approximately a year ago.
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[Box-Office]


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There's a new first family at the box office.
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[-03:53:25] Nutty Professor II: The Klumps claimed first place at the box office this past weekend.
[SUPER=04-Universal]

Multi-talented Eddie Murphy's multi-character performance generated 42 and a half million dollars.
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[Anchor=Denise]

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[SUPER=77-Nutty Professor II/What Lies Beneath/X-Men/Scary Movie/The Perfect Storm;]

Last weekend's top film, ``What Lies Beneath,'' slipped to second place. ``X-men is in third. ``Scary Movie,'' fourth and `The Perfect Storm'' is number five.


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[Isreal-President]


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A shake up in Isreali politics is another blow to Prim Minister Eduh Barak.
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[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel;]


An obscure opposition lawmaker has defeated former prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres (shee-MOHN' PEHR'-ehs) in the presidential race.
The victory of Moshe Katsav (MOH'-shay kaht-SAHV') today, is the lastest blow to Barak's government which has faced a series of no confidence votes in recent weeks.
Barak has narrowly survived another no-confidence challenge from lawmakers angry over his willingness to make concessions to the Palestinians in peace talks.
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[Scooches]


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A popular Roanoke nightclub is now closed.
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"Scooches" has been open for nearly nine years. But, the club's landlord sold the building to a nearby Bank of America. Scooches will be torn down to make way for a parking lot. Owner Randy Scaggs says some regulars want to take a piece of the nightclub with them, but he's discouraging that. Scaggs says demolition will begin in less than a month. (------------)