Today on News 7 at Five, Gordon is gone, but heavy rains head north.
And he had to decide ... his apartment or his cats. A Blacksburg man makes his choice.
What's left of Gordon continues to push to the North Northeast which means some showers are in our forecast I'll get to that coming up....
On Healthcheck, a possible shortage of flu vaccines. Who gets to the front of the line?
And it works for women but not for men. Researchers develop a new vaccine for genital herpes.
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A stormy day in Myrtle Beach.
Hurricane Gordon may be gone but the rain and wind head up the coast.
The storm hit land early this morning in Florida and quickly ran out of steam-
What did it leave behind and will it
affect our weather?
We begin with Drew Levinson in Cedar Key, Florida.
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Cleanup day in Cedar Key, Florida. The small fishing village that took the first shot from Gordon Sunday night.
Gordon packed fierce winds and dumped up to ten inches of rain in some areas... but the storm weakened considerably when it made landfall.
some residents weren't surprised at all.
KEVIN HIPE/CEDAR KEY RESIDENT
"THEY ALWAYS PUMP IT UP, AFTER THE STORM OF THE CENTURY WHEN THEY GAVE US ZERO WARNING AND IT WASHED THE ISLAND CLEAN. IT'S ALWAYS TEN TIMES WORSE THAN IT'S GOING TO BE."
THERE WAS SOME FLOODING IN THE FORT MYERS AREA, BUT LUCKILY IT WAS MORE
OF A NUISANCE THAN A TRAGEDY. RESIDENTS WERE ALSO DEALING WITH DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES.))
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Three people are in custody charged with killing a Roanoke man inside his Myrtle Beach hotel room.
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A housekeeper found the body of 50-year old John Milton Bird last Tuesday.
He had been stabbed to death.
Authorities have charged Amanda Rankin, Jeremy Chad Shaw and Douglas Hooper with murder.
All three are from Charlotte, North Carolina, and that's where they were arrested.
Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham once called it "too costly to clean up."
But the state says the Virginia Scrap Iron and Metal yard in Roanoke is already clean.
The city once estimated a 30 million dollar clean-up cost for what it called a "highly contaminated" site, but in an inspection today, the Department of Environmental Quality found no contamination.
The property's condition could have been a costly roadblock in plans for Carilion's Biomedical Institute.
But the D-E-Q says the site complies with all of its solid waste regulations.
Still, City Manager Darlene Burcham says the city will study the site before construction begins.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: THE REDEVELOPMENT PLAN PROCESS THAT'S HEADED UP BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY REQUIRES THAT THERE BE A SITE BY SITE STUDY OR ENVIRONMENTAL AS WELL AS OTHER ISSUES BEFORE THE REDEVELOPMENT PLAN IS PUT IN PLACE. I KNOW THAT THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN HIRED BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY AND ALREADY BEGUN THAT PROCESS.))
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Today was the first time Virginia Scrap Iron and Metal Company was inspected for contamination.
A Blacksburg man who cares for dozens of homeless cats will now have to find a home HIMSELF.
Dick Cupp, a 60-year old artist, has been evicted from his McDonald Street apartment.
For the last few years, Cupp has fed and cared for more than 30 homeless cats at a time.
They live just outside his apartment complex.
He says he's seen many abandoned by departing college students.
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((DICK CUPP/CAT LOVER: MOST OF THE CATS THAT YOU SEE HERE -- THESE WONDERFUL BABIES WERE THROWN OUT BY PEOPLE THAT HAVE LIVED IN THIS COMPLEX.))
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Cupp was evicted for being behind on his rent, but he says the company told him the cats were the problem.
He spends about 45 dollars a day feeding them and even more on vet bills.
Cupp plans to move somewhere he can keep the cats ... or find people to adopt them.
On News-7 at 6, find out why he has few alternatives.
For the first time in 15 years, a new apartment community is being built in Lynchburg.
The Vistas at Dreaming Creek is a 20- million dollar development that's being partially funded by federal loans and tax- exempt bonds.
When it's completed, the 286-unit complex will offer housing for both medium and low-to-medium income families.
Officials say standard amenities will include high- speed Internet access and all appliances.
The first phase of the complex should be completed by this January.
An old railbed could be the hotbed of a new controversy. The details are still ahead on News 7 at 5.
And firefighters in Colorado have their own hotbed, as they try to save dozens of homes.
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Wildfires have forced many people from their homes in Colorado- Up to 100 homes could be in danger.
As Terisa Estacio reports, dry conditions and high winds are making it tough for firefighters.
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((Intense, fast burning fires are raging out of control in Colorado.
This one is just 12 miles southwest of Boulder.
More than 200 families so far have been forced to evacuate.
IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PROBLEM WITH ONE ROAD.
Winds are the biggest problem for crews right now.
COMMANDER JOE HARTMAN/COLORADO FIRE DEPT.
WE WORRY ABOUT THE WIND.
Some neighbors returned to chop trees.
They hoped to help crews protect their homes by clearing out dry vegetation. From the air, thick smoke spread for miles.
Two other fires are also burning in Colorado scorching more than 10 thousand acres.
Fire officials are hoping cool damp weather predicted will bring relief,
but until then the battle wages on. TE, CBS NEWS..))
Regional planners might turn 26-miles of old railroad bed into a recreational trail -- but about 40 residents are doing their best to kill the idea.
The trail would run along Craig Creek, from Eagle Rock to New Castle, and cost between two and three million dollars.
Planners would build facilities for hikers, bikers and horseback riders -- saying the trail would boost tourism.
But local residents say people would be killed on these narrow roads.
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Only property-owners would be allowed to drive on about half the trail -- and even they would be forbidden to drive on other portions.
The next meeting for citizen input is October fifth at Craig County High School.
Tonight on News 7 at 6, see how the trail could keep some people away from their family graveyard.
There are already more than a dozen rails-to-trails locations in Virginia ... and many more across the country. You can find almost all of them through our web site of the day.
Trail-link dot-com has has all sorts of ways to search for trails.
The easiest is by state -- we found 15 in Virginia ... and you can also sort it by trail length or surface .. or the kind of activity you prefer, like hiking, biking or horseback.
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For a direct link to this site, just log onto our home page at wdbj-7 dot-com, and click our Web Site of the Day.
You don't have to go any further than Roanoke for an artistic look at Scotland.
Jacey Birch is is downtown with the details.
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Take a trip to Scotland without ever leaving home.
Images of Scotland put down on canvas are on display at Studios on the Square in Downtown Roanoke where Jacey Birch joins us live to give us a tour of the art exhibit.
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Jacey I hear there's not too much time left to take a look at the artwork?
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Just ahead on Healthcheck, and new protection against genital Herpes ... but it only works for one sex. We'll have the details.
And later, how's this for a tour? You can go all the way up this bridge, but it will cost you.
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Researchers have developed a vaccine that protects against genital herpes.
But there's a catch .. it only works on women.
And it only works on females who have never had a cold sore.
This is the first time a vaccine has only worked on one sex and not the other.
Experts says it could cause problem in the future when it comes to developing other vaccines for sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS.
Still doctors say a vaccine that gives even partial protection against a chronic disease is noteworthy.
The drug has NOT yet been approved for widespread use.
A shortage of the flu vaccine this year may force some health departments across the country to limit who gets the shots.
Many health departments say they'll limit shots to senior citizens and other high-risk patients until the crisis eases.
The Centers for Disease Control says the vaccine-makers have had trouble manufacturing a new strain and shipments are therefore being delayed.
Welcome everybody to the Monday two minute sports ticker.
The Virginia Cavaliers take on 11th ranked Clemson this Saturday for homecoming at Scott Stadium.
Steve Mason has more on this key ACC matchup and a look back at Saturday's win over Duke.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at Six, we invite you to join us for the weekly Tech 2000 report.
Tonight we'll look at the unique relationship
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that is developing between former Hokie great Bruce Smith and Michael Vick.
We'll hear from both men tonight.
As you know, Bruce has a big game tonight with the Cowboys.
We'll hear from Deion and Emmitt at the top of the hour, as well. Take care everybody.
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The harbor in Sydney, Australia is one of the most scenic anywhere .. but to
get the best view, you have to go to the top of the harbor bridge.
As Manuel Gallegus shows us, they actually let tourists climb the bridge to the summit, 440 feet above the sea.
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((SPANNING THE SYDNEY HARBOUR IS THE BRIDGE LOCALS CALL THE COAT HANGAR.
THE VIEW FROM THE WATER IS SPECTACULAR.THE VIEW FROM THE TOP, PICTURE
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-NAT SOT-CLIMBING STEPS
WITH THEIR ADVENTUROUS SPIRIT, AUSSIES TEND TO TAKE THINGS A STEP
FURTHER THAN WE DO IN THE STATES.
NOT SATISFIED WITH WALKING ACROSS THE BRIDGE, AUSTRALIANS CLIMB THEIRS
FOR VISITING AMERICANS, ITS AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE THEY COULD NEVER
GET BACK HOME.
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Everyone back in the states thinks liability first rather than
adventure. And down here, these people think adventure first.
ON A CRISP, COOL EARLY MORNING, WE CABLE IN, AND MAKE OUR GRADUAL BUT
TALL ASCENT. THE RAILS MAKE US FEEL SAFE, BUT A PEEK AT THE TRAFFIC
BELOW REMINDS US WHERE WE ARE
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They first started allowing people to come and climb the Sydney Harbor
Bridge in October of 98, after an Australian businessman was lucky
enough to come up here, and realized how beautiful it would be for
THE GOVERNMENT AGREED AND SINCE THEN MORE THAN
300-THOUSAND TOURISTS HAVE CLIMBED
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I was pretty surprised that they just say,yeah, you can walk up here,
just pay to check it out..
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Can you imagine trying to do this in the States, on the Golden Gate or
-SOT-CHUCK ROBINSON, NEW YORK RESIDENT 3:47;04
Its terrific, just being able to see all the way to the Pacific, and
the mountains behind, its unbelievable
IT ISNT CHEAP THOUGH DURING THE GAMES IT COSTS 150 DOLLARS AUSTRALIAN
BUT WORTH THE SPLURGE, SAY CLIMBERS, FOR THE UNIQUELY AUSSIE EXPERIENCE
-SOT-congratulations climbers you have made it to the top of the sydney
harbour bridgeYEAH!!! 3;40;54
MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, ON THE SYDNEY. ))