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[Flooding]

[ANCHOR=JoeD]

[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=net-G]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


VDOT is reporting several road closures throughout Roanoke and Botetourt this morning following yesterday's heavy rains. In Franklin County, residents will spend the day cleaning up, after Flash floods swept through that area last night.
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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=01-JoAnn Kearney/Home Flooded]

((JOANN KEARNEY/HOME FLOODED: THERE'S 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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[11Pulaski-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC1:19:35]
[GRAPHIC=Pulaski Furniture]


Pulaski Furniture is selling its Dublin plant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Ethan Allen -- a major manufacturer of high-end furniture -- will take over operations at the plant in September.


[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


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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[BUMP SOTS]
[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.))
[SOT 18:18 - :22]

((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!]
[RUNS=:17]
[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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[11D'ville-Schools]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC17:08]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]


Danville City Council has agreed to place a 16 million dollar school bond referendum on the November ballot. It was passed with a seven to one vote.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


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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[SOT 56:26]
[IN Q=]

((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]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q=where we are.]
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[VO-NAT]


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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[11Oakland-Baptist]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kth]
[TAPE#=00-22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke church sanctuary is undergoing some changes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Oakland Baptist Church is tearing down its old sanctuary to make room for a new family life center.
The old sanctuary was built in nineteen thirty nine and served as the primary meeting place for Oakland church-goers until the sixties, when a new sanctuary was built.
The old sanctuary housed a family center, but was used primarily as a gym.
The new building will be more of a multi-purpose center and the church community is looking forward to its completion.
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[SOT 00:52:53-00:53:05]
[IN Q=Well, we are very excited]

((WELL, WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE. WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE JOINING WITH US RIGHT NOW AND THEY ARE JOINING IN ANTICIPATION OF WHAT WE ARE DOING AND I FEEL GOD IS BLESSING US WITH WHAT WE ARE DOING.))
[SUPER=01-Kelly Dampeer/Oakland Baptist Pastor]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=with what we are doing.]
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[VO-NAT]


The center will add fifteen hundred square feet to the church.
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[11Edwards]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-26]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The 15- year old girl charged with murder in the death of a Franklin County man has spoken with investigators.
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[VO-NAT]
[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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[1181-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


State police say speed and heavy rain contributed to a pileup on Interstate 81 that sent 12-people to the hospital.
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.

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, your boss MAY be making you sick.

Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM ARE YOU LITERALLY SICK OF -WORK? MAYBE YOUR BOSS IS TO BLAME.

VT=VO

A NEW STUDY FINDS THE WORSE YOUR BOSS, THE MORE LIKELY YOU ARE TO GET SICK. THIS STUDY COMES OUT OF FINLAND AND SAYS- THE MORE AGGRAVATING- AND NON-SUPPORTIVE YOUR BOSS IS- THE MORE LIKELY A WORKER WILL HAVE A WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEM. RESEARCHERS FOUND PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS- IN THE FORM OF HIGH JOB DEMANDS BUT LITTLE SUPPORT- PLUS THE PHYSICAL STRESS OF JUGGLING LONG HOURS OF WORK AND FAMILY OBLIGATIONS CAUSED WORKERS TO BOTTOM OUT WHEN IT CAME TO FIGHTING OFF ILLNESS.

VT=VO

ALSO TODAY-SOME GREAT NEWS FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE UNWANTED FACIAL HAIR- THE FDA HAS JUST GIVEN THE OK TO THE DRUG VANIQA. ITS A CREAM THAT WORKS IN 60% OF WOMEN WHO NEED TO PLUCK, TWEEZE, OR SHAVE EXCESS FACIAL HAIR. VANIQA ISN'T AN OVERNIGHT FIX IT TAKES ABOUT 2 MONTHS TO WORK AND 6 MONTHS TO GET THE BEST RESULTS.

VT=VO

FINALLY A NEW USE FOR THE DRUG VIAGRA. IT MAY HELP PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC STOMACH PROBLEMS- ESPECIALLY PEOPLE WITH DIABETES WHO'S STOMACHS DONT DIGEST AND EMPTY FOOD LIKE IT SHOULD.A REPORT IN THE ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE SHOWS VIAGRA SPEEDS UP THE DIGESTIVE PROCESS AND HELPS THE STOMACH MUSCLES PUSH FOOD ON ITS WAY INTO THE INTESTINES WHERE IT CAN BE ABSORBED THAT WILL BE USEFUL WHEN NERVES HAVE BEEN DAMAGED BY DISEASES LIKE DIABETES.
ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. I'M DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS))
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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=KMC/JDA]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=JOED]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=JoeD]


Former Presidential Candidate John McCain puts aside his differences with George W. Bush and endorses the GOP ticket... at the Republican National Convention
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Roads are still closed in the Roanoke Valley following yesterday's heavy rainfall.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=JoeD]


And Attorney General janet Reno says the government is getting tough with makers of methamphetamines.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday August 2-nd.
[ANCHOR=JoeD]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2GOP-Convention]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


They were bitter rivals on the primary campaign trail -- but last night John McCain embraced George W. Bush as a man of courage and character.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Philadelphia, PA]


Republicans gave an enthusiastic greeting to McCain, who had beaten Bush in seven primaries last winter.
As the closing speaker on the second night of the Republican convention, McCain called on independents and Democrats to support Bush for President.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I am proud to join you]

((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN: I AM PROUD TO JOIN YOU THIS EVENING IN COMMENDING TO ALL AMERICANS THE MAN WHO NOW REPRESENTS YOUR BEST WISHES AND MINE FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY, MY FRIEND GOVERNOR GEORGE W BUSH, THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.))
[SUPER=201-Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=President of the United States.]
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[VO-NAT]


The second day of the convention also brought more clashes between protesters and police.
Demonstrators disrupted businesses and tied up traffic in the heart of Philadelphia, keeping some delegates away from the convention. Some of the confrontations also turned violent, with hundreds of arrests by nightfall.
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[Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Attorney General Janet Reno says the government is sending a message to anyone involved in making and selling methamphetamine.
Reno says the arrests of 140 people accused of being part of a coast-to-coast drug ring demonstrate the government's resolve to fight against illegal drugs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ft. Lauderdale, FL]


Authorities say the drug ring supplied pseudoephedrine (soo-doh-eh-FEHD'-reen) to labs, which turned it into methamphetamine.
The ring allegedly was led by ten people who called themselves ``the Commission'' and funneled their profits to the Middle East.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Methamphetamine]

((JANET RENO/U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: METHAMPHETAMINE POSES A VERY SERIOUS THREAT TO OUR COMMUNITIES. IT IS THREATENING TO FOLLOW OF CRACK AND TAKE OVER COMMUNITIES, AND IN SOME COMMUNITIES, IT ALREADY HAS.))
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/U. S. Attorney General]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=it already has.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Pseudoephedrine tablets are imported for legal use in over-the-counter cold and allergy remedies. Under "Operation Mountain Express", begun in December 1999, agents also seized $8 million in cash.

[2-Flooding]


[ANCHOR=JOED]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=net-G]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


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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[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.))
[RUNS=:12]
[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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[2-11Pulaski-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC1:19:35]
[GRAPHIC=Pulaski Furniture]


Ethan Allen is buying the Pulaski Furniture plant in Dublin.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Ethan Allen -- a major manufacturer of high-end furniture -- will take over operations at the plant in September.


[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


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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[BUMP SOTS]
[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.))
[SOT 18:18 - :22]

((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!]
[RUNS=:17]
[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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[11Allen-Robb]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC1:41:05]
[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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[VO-NAT]
[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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[SOT 16:32:55]
[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.))
[sot 09:22]

((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]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=not here]
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[VO-NAT]


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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[SOT 14:38:58]
[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.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=full time.]
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[VO-NAT]


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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[11Lotto-Drawing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[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 punt the Kicker game because it was not very popular.

[West-wildfires]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Wildfires]


No relief for California, where wildfires are still burning out of control.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Temecula, CA]


The fire in the Cleveland National Forest is now 15 percent contained, but it's still posing a threat to nearby homes. So far, it's scorched more than 47 hundred acres in Riverside and San Diego counties.
[SUPER=03-Boise, ID]


Meanwhile, about 600 soldiers from Fort Hood Texas have started arriving in Boise, Idaho. 500 marines are also due from California. They will undergo two days of training before taking their place on the fire line.
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[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Authorities estimate there are now about fifty active fires covering nearly 538-thousand acres in ten states.[Lig

htning-Video]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A fire in Nevada was apparently sparked by lightning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Reno, NV]


More than 15- hundred acres have burned near Reno. Authorities have asked residents in the area to evacuate their homes as a precaution. So far, the fire has damaged six homes.
Helicopters were called in to drop water and chemicals. A spokesman for the Nevada Forestry Service estimates the fire is only about ten percent contained.
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[11M'ville-Night]


[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Martinsville held its first National Night out in the city.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


Yesterday, crews worked to prepare for this event.
They said they were excited but nervous about their first National Night Out event.
Many came for the free food, entertainment and other reasons.
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[SOT 26:52]
[IN Q=Socialize, get to know]

((CAPTAIN ROBERT RAMSEY/MARTINSVILLE POLICE: SOCIALIZE, GET TO KNOW YOU'RE NEIGHBORS AND THAT'S THE SECRET TO CRIME PREVENTION THE POLICE AND COMMUNITY WORKING TOGETHER AND THE COMMUNITY WORKING TOGETHER.))
[SOT 28:54]

((STEVE DRAPER/MARTINSVILLE SHERIFF: WE CAN GET A LOT FROM CITIZENS INPUT THEN FROM US SEEING THINGS BECAUSE THOUSANDS OF PAIRS OF EYES ARE BETTER THAN HUNDREDS OF PAIRS OF EYES AND WHEN YOU BECOME FRIENDS AND THEY CAN TURN A LOT OF THINGS OVER TO US IN THEY WAYS OF CRIME.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Robert Ramsey/Martinsville Police Department; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Draper/Martinsville Sheriff; :11]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=ways of crime.]
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[VO-NAT]


Many hope this becomes an annual tradition in Martinsville.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=JDA/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=JoeD]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=JoeD]


VDOT is reporting several road closures throughout Roanoke and Botetourt this morning following yesterday's heavy rains. In Franklin County, Several inches of rain drenched Boones Mill. The water washed out several roads - and flooded some residents' homes.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Pulaski Furniture is selling its Dublin plant.
Ethan Allen -- a major manufacturer of high-end furniture -- will take over operations at the plant in September.


The Dublin plant has 450 workers.
Ethan Allen says it hopes to employ "MOST" of them.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=JoeD]


Danville City Council has agreed to place a 16 million dollar school bond referendum on the November ballot.
The money is needed to renovate G-W High School and Langston Focus Campus.
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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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Joe]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[IN Q=School districts]
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[OUT Q=tonight on News 7 at 6.]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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