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VDOT says several roads are still closed in Roanoke and Botetourt this morning as a result of yesterday's heavy rainfall. The flash flooding created problems for Franklin County residents.
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Several inches of rain drenched Boones Mill. Magadee Creek looked more like a raging river. The water washed out several roads - and flooded some residents' homes.
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[IN Q=There's not]
[SUPER=02-JoAnn Kearney/Flood Victim]

((JOANN KEARNEY/HOME FLOODED: THERES NOT A WHOLE LOT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT - BUT WE WERE HOPING SOMEBODY COULD GIVE US AN IDEA OF WHAT WE COULD DO. MEANWHILE, WE'LL JUST HAVE TO STAY UPSTAIRS AND HOPE IT DOESN'T GET ANY WORSE.))
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[OUT Q=any worse.]
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Other landmarks, like the Boone's Mill Church of the Brethern were threatened by rising water..
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[7-11Pulaski-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
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Ethan Allen is buying Pulaski Furniture's Dublin plant.
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Ethan Allen -- a major manufacturer of high-end furniture -- will take over operations at the plant in September.


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Terms of the deal are being carefully guarded.
The Dublin plant has 450 workers.
Ethan Allen says it hopes to employ "MOST" of them.
Pulaski Furniture says it may have jobs in its nearby plants for the rest.
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[IN Q=These folks intend]
[SOT 1:39 - :52]

((JOHN WAMPLER/PULASKI FURNITURE PRESIDENT: THESE FOLKS INTEND TO RUN THIS AS A FURNITURE FACTORY, SO THEY'RE GOING TO NEED THE SKILLED WORKFORCE THERE. THERE ARE PLENTY OF FURNITURE FACTORIES IN NORTH CAROLINA THAT THEY COULD BUY. BUT I THINK WHAT TURNED ETHAN ALLEN ON IS THE SKILLED, DEDICATED WORKFORCE.))
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((JACK DALTON/PULASKI FURNITURE WORKER: SOUNDS GOOD. IT'S GOOD TO KNOW THAT WE AIN'T GOING TO BE OUT OF A JOB OR NOTHING.))
[SUPER=01-John Wampler/Pulaski Furniture President; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jack Dalton/Pulaski Furniture Employee; :14 QUICK!]
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[OUT Q=out of a job or nothing.]
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[VO-NAT]


After changing hands in September, the plant will continue to make bedroom and dining room furniture.
Pulaski Furniture's leaders say the company -is still doing well. The company has seven other plants in the area that employ 22-hundred people. The company managers confirm they ARE trying to sell the Martinsville plant.
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[7-11Edwards]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
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[WRITER=tha]
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[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

Authorities have spoken with the 15- year old girl charged with murder in the death of a Franklin County man.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Monday;]


Sarah Edwards was in juvenile court yesterday for her alleged role in the death of 41- year old Mike Campbell.
A sheriff's officials testified Edward gave investigators a statement saying she was there and knows what happened.


She'll be back in court on Friday.
Deputies say Campbell was shot several times in his bed.
26- year old Mickey Tex Rogers is also charged in Campbell's murder.
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[7WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
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Showers and storms today, high in the low 80's and a flash flood watch for many of our viewers. Tonight, rain, heavy at times, a low in the mid-to-upper 60's In the five-day forecast, more thunderstorms.... highs in the 80s... I'll be back with more news in 30 minutes
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[ANCHOR=JoeD]
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A 16 million dollar school bond referendum has been placed on the November ballot by Danville City Council. It was passed with a seven to one vote.
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Council member David Luther was the only dissenter last night.
The money is needed to renovate G-W High School and Langston Focus Campus.
Some repairs are going on this summer but many say it's not enough.
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((PHILLIP SMITH/COUNCIL MEMBER: THE NAME GEORGE WASHINGTON IS AN INSTITUTION OF THIS CITY. IT IS THE HIGH SCHOOL IT HAS BEEN THE HIGH SCHOOL FOR 4 GENERATIONS OF DANVILLIANS. THAT BUILDING IS WORN OUT AND IT NEEDS TO BE REPAIRS.))
[SOT 58:53]

((PETER CASTIGLIONE/COUNCIL MEMBER: WE'RE MOVING FORWARD. YOU ALL GET ON THE BAND WAGON AND FOLLOW DANVILLE BECAUSE WE'RE NOT FOLLOWING ANYBODY ELSE. AND THE ONLY WAY IS TO GET EVERYTHING UP TO PAR. WE CAN'T STAY WHERE WE ARE.))
[SUPER=01-Phillip Smith/Council Member;]
[SUPER=01-Pete Castiglione/Council Member; :17]
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[OUT Q=where we are.]
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The bond referendum would mean a more than 9 cent real estate tax increase-- that's 93 dollars for real estate valued at 100 thousand dollars.
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[45-1181-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
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Speed and heavy rain contributed to a pileup on Interstate-81 that sent 12 people to the hospital, that according to state polie.
Troopers say all 12 are in stable condition.
The accidents happened yesterday in Pulaski County near Draper around three.
A Kentucky man has been charged with reckless driving.
State police say he was going too fast, hydroplaned, jumped the median and hit a truck.
That collision caused several more behind it.

[45-11Jewel-Theft]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
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[WRITER=tha]
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Two customers saved a local jewelry store some 30- thousand dollars in merchandise.
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Their quick thinking was put to the test Monday night at Henebry's jewelry in Valley View Mall.
The manager was working with a customer when she noticed a man with his hand in a display case and yelled for him to stop.
The suspect tried to leave the store when customer Drew Settle grabbed the bag from him.
It turns out the bag contained thousands of dollars in diamond rings.
Police believe the suspect was able to open the display case using keys he'd stolen from another Henebry's store.
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[IN Q=I'm grateful]

((HEATHER RUTHERFORD/MANAGER: I'M GRATEFUL THEY WERE HERE, I'M GRATEFUL THEY ACTED AS QUICKLY AS THEY DID AND WERE ALERT TO WHAT WAS GOING ON FROM THE MINUTE I TURNED AROUND. DREW SETTLE/CUSTOMER: I DON'T KNOW, I JUST DID WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE.))
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[SUPER=01-Drew Settle/Customer; :08 QUICK!!!]
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[OUT Q=to be done.]
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Settle's friend chased the suspect but was NOT able to catch him.
Police did arrest a woman who was allegedly with the would-be robber.
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[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Turning to the forecast, we're expecting more showers and storms today, A flash flood watch remains in effect for many of our viewers. The high will reach the low 80's . Tonight, rain, heavy at times, a low in the mid-to-upper 60's
In the five-day forecast, more thunderstorms through Saturday.... highs in the 80s... I'll have more news in half an hour....
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[WRITER=mce]
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[GRAPHIC=Flooding]

V-DOT says it is dealing with the effects of yesterday's heavy rainfall, which has closed several roads in Roanoke and Botetourt.
The flash flooding created problems for Franklin County residents.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boones Mill]

Several inches of rain drenched Boones Mill. Magadee Creek looked more like a raging river. The water washed out several roads - and flooded some residents' homes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There's not]
[SUPER=02-JoAnn Kearney/Flood Victim]

((JOANN KEARNEY/HOME FLOODED: THERES NOT A WHOLE LOT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT - BUT WE WERE HOPING SOMEBODY COULD GIVE US AN IDEA OF WHAT WE COULD DO. MEANWHILE, WE'LL JUST HAVE TO STAY UPSTAIRS AND HOPE IT DOESN'T GET ANY WORSE.))
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[OUT Q=any worse.]
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[VO-NAT]

Other landmarks, like the Boone's Mill Church of the Brethern were threatened by rising water..
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[8-11Allen-Robb]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
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[WRITER=equ]
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[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The U-S Senate race in Virginia is raising some questions about how candidtaes Chuck Robb and George Allen are handling their real jobs.
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[SUPER=203-Richmond;]


The Republican Party of Virginia is attacking Robb, alleging he's used Senate staffers and office funds to coordinate campaign appearances.
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[IN Q=These are]

((ED MATRICARDI/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA: THESE ARE EVENTS THAT HIS CAMPAIGN IS PUTTING ON AND THAT THE TAXPAYERS ARE FOOTING THE BILL FOR, AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH.))
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((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/D-VIRGINIA: INCUMBENTS ALWAYS HAVE AN ADVANTAGE BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT THE ISSUES ARE AND THEY KNOW WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT. THOSE WHO ARE CHALLENGERS, WHO DON'T CURRENTLY HAVE A JOB, HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OF HAVING UNLIMITED TIME TO GO AROUND AND MAKE ALL KINDS OF CHARGES AND SAY HE DOESN'T CARE ABOUT YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT HERE.))


[SUPER=201-Ed Matricardi/Republican Party of Virginia;]
[SUPER=201-Sen. Chuck Robb/(D) U. S. Senate Candidate; :08]
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Meanwhile, a Richmond Law firm is paying George Allen about 450-thousand dollars a year to head up its business expansion and relocation team.
Since July third, he's logged 36-hundred miles in an R-V on a campaign listening tour.
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[IN Q=Well I keep]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: WELL, I KEEP MY COMPUTER WITH ME EVERYWHERE, AND WITH VOICE MAIL, AND WITH COMPUTER ACCESS, YOU STILL CAN DO A LOT OF THINGS, AND IN FACT, I AM STILL DIRECTING VARIOUS CLIENT MATTERS. AFTER LABOR DAY THOUGH, I KNOW THIS IS JUST GOING TO BE FULL TIME.))
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[OUT Q=full time.]
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Allen says, to be fair to his partners, he'll take a 50 percent pay cut after Labor Day.
Then he'll only be making 225 thousand dollars a year while he campaigns full-time.
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[8-11Lotto-Drawing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[GRAPHIC=Va Lottery]


Virginia Lotto players will have more numbers to choose from.
Starting on September 17, players will have to pick from a bigger pool of numbers-- 49 to be exact.
That means the chances of matching all six numbers will rise to one in 14-million but prizes will be larger.
The Virginia Lottery will also end the Kicker game because it has not been very popular.

[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
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Turning to the forecast, we're expecting more showers and storms today, A flash flood watch remains in effect for many of our viewers. The high will reach the low 80's . Tonight, rain, heavy at times, a low in the mid-to-upper 60's
In the five-day forecast, more thunderstorms through Saturday.... highs in the 80s... That's it for now...Join Kimberly McBroom for News 7 at Noon. Have a good day.
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