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Last night's storms leave at least one person dead and thousands of Virginians without power.
Meanwhile, state and federal authorities are checking out the aftermath of the tornadoes that tore through the area on Sunday.
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And seven people are killed after a fighter jet crashes into a bank building in India.
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Quite weather returns to our area as a high pressure system builds in...I'll have your weekend forecast....
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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Mother Nature hits our region again, causing plenty of damage and claiming at least one life.
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At least one person is dead and six are missing in southwest Virginia after fast-moving thunderstorms swept through the state yesterday.
Rescue crews are searching along Knox Creek in Buchanan County for people who were swept away in severe floods.
A spokeswoman for the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office says one body has been recovered.
This morning, Governor Warner extended the state of emergency he declard earlier this week.
He also activated the National Guard to assist in Buchanan and Tazewell Counties where more than 100 homes were destroyed or heavily damaged.
Meanwhile flooding has led to two confirmed deaths in West Virginia--
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Emergency officials are going door-to-door in McDowell County to make sure all residents are accounted for.
So far, eight people in the county are reported missing.
McDowell County is also under a state of EMERGENCY.
Thousands of homes in the area are still without power.
Yesterday's storms dumped as much as four inches of rain in six hours, sending floodwaters through McDowell County for the second time in less than a year.
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Meanwhile many people in our area are still without power this afternoon following last night's storms.
A-E-P says more than 44 hundred Virginians are still without electricity, including 450 at Smith Mountain Lake.
Justin McLeod has more on what has left some residents in the dark.
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((((NAT SOUND OF THUNDER))
By nine o'clock Thursday night, four storms had made their way through Franklin County.
The first began just after two o'clock.
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((JUDY McGUIRE/FRANKLIN COUNTY RESIDENT: IT WAS JUST REAL WINDY SORT OF SCARRED ME, A LITTLE BIT AND I JUST WENT TO THE BASEMENT, HAD A LOT OF WIN AND A LOT OF RAIN.)) [Runs:06]
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It was much the same in the New River Valley.
As the rain and wind moved through Blacksburg, a number of trees went down.
Some residents returned from work to find cars crushed and their homes damaged.
In Botetourt County, lightning struck this home on Ridge Road near Read Mountain, sparking a small fire but causing no major damage.
And in Franklin County near Smith Mountain Lake, down power lines could be seen all over the roads.
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((JESSE BOWER: WE DROVE PASSED A POWER LINE IT WAS LAYING IN THE ROAD AND EVERYTHING AND LIKE FOUR OF THEM WERE KNOCKED DOWN.)) [Runs10]
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As crews worked to restore power, many businesses decided to close early.
A-E-P says it could be days before power is completely restored throughout southwest Virginia.
Residents are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.
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((JOSE BOWER: MY HUSBAND WORKS AT KROGER SO HE BROUGHT A BUNCH OF ICE SO HOPEFULLY I WON'T LOSE MY FOOD IN MY REFRIGERATOR.)) ((WINSTON McGUIRE: GOT A GENERATOR, GOT SOME LIGHTS, CAN HAVE TV IF WE WANT CAN MAKE COFFEE, MICROWAVE OR WHATEVER.))

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For those not lucky enough to have a generator, it could mean days of dinner by candlelight.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Franklin County.))

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A spokesman for A-E-P says it hopes to have all the power restored by six tonight.


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State and federal authorities are getting their first glimpse of the damage left behind by the tornados that ripped through Bedford and Campbell Counties Sunday.
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Officials with the Department of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Administration are spending the day surveying the areas hardest hit by the storm.
They're trying to determine whether central Virginia qualifies as a state or federal disaster area.
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((TOM CAIN/FEMA: A TORNADO TRAVELS MUCH LIKE A POGO STICK, IT HITS THE GROUND AND BOUNCES AGAIN TO SOMEWHERE ELSE IN OTHER LOCATION. AND WE'RE CHASING THOSE LOCATIONS DOWN TO FIND THE DAMAGE AND IT WILL BE SOME TIME BEFORE WE HAVE ANY IDEA OF WHAT KIND OF ASSESSMENT WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO COME UP WITH.))
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If Bedford and Campbell Counties are declared disaster areas, property owners could be eligible for grants or low-interest loans to help them repair and rebuild their homes or businesses.
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[India-Crash]


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Several people are dead after an Indian Air Force fighter jet crashed into a bank building and burst into flames.

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The pilot says the engine of the Soviet- made MiG-21 failed.
He and the co- pilot ejected just in the nick of time.
The crash started a fire that killed at least seven and injured 20.
The bank building, a plywood warehouse and a commercial building containing shops all caught fire.
India's air force has grounded all M-i-G-21's used for training to conduct mechanical checks.
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[Jobless-Rate]


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American workers are still feeling the effects of last year's recession.
The jobless rate is up to six percent -- its highest level in nearly eight years.
The government says it rose even though U-S companies added jobs for the first time in nine months.
But analysts don't expect the Federal Reserve to make any changes to interest rates when it meets next week.
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Coming up next, we will see why some doctors are impressed with a new form of mammogram,
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Also three sailors are happy to be alive after spending several hours in the ocean.
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Four more Palestinians have emerged from the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
Those remaining inside the church say the men left because they were weak and sick from a lack of food.
Meanwhile, the push for peace in the Middle East continues, but there's been no break in the violence.
Tom Fenton reports.
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(((SCRIPT) The release of Yasir Arafat from the Israeli siege of his headquarters has left a lot of rubble to clean up, but not a very firm foundation on which to build a new piece process. Arafat may be basking in his new found freedom, but both Israel and the Palestinians are responding cautiously to the Powell proposal. The reality on the ground here is that peace is but a distant dream. It looked more like war this morning when the Israeli army made another incursion into the West Bank city of Nablus. Israel said it was targeting a Palestinian terrori t cell. One Israeli soldier and two Palestinians were reported killed. Today is Good Friday for Orthodox Christians, but in the Palestinian town of Bethlehem. there is no sign of a break in the month-long Israeli siege of the historic Church of the Nativity. Israel is demanding that gunmen holed up in the���ne personally in the negotiations to end the stand-off. ON CAM TAG THAT COULD GIVE ARAFAT A LITTLE MORE CREDIBILITY AS A PEACE-MAKER. ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON IS NOT KEEN TO MEET HIM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.. THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT NOW CLAIMS THAT ARAFAT PERSONALY APPROVED A SERIES OF SUICIDE ATTACKS THAT HAVE KILLED SCORES OF ISRAELI CIVILIANS.TOM FENTON CBS NEWS TEL AVIV. ))

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Three sailors are grateful to be back on dry land after spending several hours clinging to their boat after it capsized in the Atlantic waters off of Florida.
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The men spent seven hours hanging onto their boat before a Scandinavian freighter finally spotted them.
The ship's crew then called the U-S Coast Guard, which sent a cutter to retrieve the men.
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((DENNI MCCUNE/SURVIVOR: WE TRIED TO KEEP POSITIVE, YEAH WE DID, EVEN THOUGH A LOT OF NEGATIVE THINGS GO THROUGH YOUR MIND." ))
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Coast Guard officials say the trio survived because they didn't panic, or try to slip out and swim to safety.
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[Mammogram]


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As with any disease, it's better to catch cancer early.
That's why doctors are taking a look at the newest technology designed to detect breast cancer.
Dr. (MAL-ick-a) Mallika Marshall reports.
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((KAREN FRAZIER IS A DREAM PATIENT... MARKING HER 55-TH BIRTHDAY AS SHE DOES EVERY BIRTHDAY-- WITH A MAMMOGRAM. SOT: KA

REN FRAZIER T2: 13:36:35// IT'S MY BIRTHDAY PRESENT TO MYSELF... AND THIS BIRTHDAY... SHE IS GETTING AN EXTRA PRESENT... A NEW TEST IN ADDITION TO HER TRADITIONAL MAMMOGRAM. IT'S CALLED -SECOND LOOK- ... THE LATEST F-D-A APPROVED COMPUTER-AIDED DETECTION SYSTEM...KNOWN IN MEDICAL CIRCLES AS -CAD- ...... A CUTTING-EDGE COMPUTER... (NAT) ...WHICH USES THE S
AME TECHNOLOGY TO FIND CANCER-- AS MILITARY JETS USE TO SPOT THE ENEMY. SOT: DR. RACHEL BREM/DIRECTOR OF BREAST IMAGING

, THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CTR. T1: 12:36:55// THE EQUIPMENT WAS TRULY TAUGHT -WHAT- CHARACTERISTICS OF A CANCER ARE SEEN MAMMOGRAPHICALLY-- AND WHAT ARE BENIGN. ...SO...IT TOO CAN READ MAMMOGRAPHIES -- AS RADIOLOGISTS DO... ((NAT: ANOTHER SET OF EYES? (MY VOICE) ANOTHER SET OF EYES-- EXACTLY)) T2: 13:26:07 STANDUP: ...ANOTHER SET OF EYES -- MEANT TO ASSIST THE RADIOLOGIST-- AND POINT OUT POTENTIALLY CANCEROUS AREAS -- IN CASE OF HUMAN ERROR. THE RESEARCH
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:43:13// IT REALLY WAS EVEN MORE EFFECTIVE THAN A SECOND READER. ...TODAY-- BOTH SECOND LOOK AND DR. BREM HAVE GOOD NEWS FOR KAREN FRAZIER. (NAT: T1: 13:10:00: EVERYTHING TOGETHER DEMONSTRATES A TOTALLY NORMAL MAMMOGRAM...") ...A NORMAL MAMMOGRAM...AND ANOTHER YEAR BEFORE SHE NEEDS A "SECOND LOOK." DR. MALLIKA MARSHALL, CBS NEWS. ))

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Two airlines are making it easier to get away to The Greenbrier resort.
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Delta and U.S. Airways yesterday started providing regional, non-stop jet service to the Greenbrier Valley Airport in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Officials at the resort say the three daily fights will not only help boost tourism, but will ease travel for guests.


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((LYNN SWANN/THE GREENBRIER: IT WOULD ENABLE GUESTS TO ARRIVE TO THE GREENBRIER WITH JUST A QUICK, EASY, COMFORTABLE FLIGHT FROM A VARIETY OF LOCATIONS. THE DELTA FLIGHT ORIGINATES IN ATLANTA AND THE U.S. AIRWAYS FLIGHT, THE REGIONAL JET SERVICE IS OUT OF PITTSBURGH BUT WE ALSO HAVE PROP JET SERVICE OUT OF CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA.))
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Officials with Greenbrier County say they're excited about the air service because it provides connections to hundreds of cities around the globe.
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Still to come on the newscast, Leo will have our weekend forecast,
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and Patrick Evans will welcome back some annual visitors to Valley Gardens.
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[GROWIN-IT]


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Patrick Evans is back now with this week's edition of Growin' It....and that is appropriate because THIS time he is preparing us for the return of the annuals.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 105 points. The NASDAQ has lost 29 points.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll see what is being done to soften the blow for drivers at the Brickyard,
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And we'll show you the highlights as a Seattle Mariner manages to hit two home runs only to be overshadowed by his teamate who hit FOUR.
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Brett Boone and Mike Cameron had spectacular days yesterday.
The two hit back to back homers in the first inning last night in Chicago. TWICE! Never before have two teammates gotten homers TWICE in the same inning.
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But Cameron was just getting started. He came up in the third, and hit his third, and then amazingly in the fifth inning, he jacked this one out of the park to center. Cameron is just the fifth player in major league history to hit 4 homers in 4 consecutive at- bats. The Mariners bashed the White Sox on an historic night - 15 to 4.
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With renewed purpose after Earnhardt's death - NASCAR turned its attention to improved safety.
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While NASCAR has refused to mandate any type of soft wall technology, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is moving to the forefront in this area. Indy is installing a total of 4 thousand, two hundred and 40 feet of what is being called SAFER walls. It is what it is, but SAFER stands for "Steel and Foam Energy Reduction." The technology will be used in practice and testing this month to find out its effectiveness.
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The energy- absorbing barriers are constructed in 20 foot modules. Each has four rectangular steel tubes and bundles of poly-styrene that work together to provide the cushion along the outside wall.
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On May 17th, the 19th annual Scott Robertson Memorial Golf tournament tees off. This year's talent- packed teenage field has been rated the fifth- best in the nation.
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And speaking of some top- notch individuals, the Scott Robertson Memorial tournament gave out its annual scholarships.
Salem high school senior Jeff Ferguson won the Scott Robertson memorial scholarship.
Ferguson, who will attend Virginia Tech next year in hopes of becoming a financial analyst, received eight thousand dollars torwards his college education.
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Ferguson's friend and Glenvar golfer Alan May received the Eugene A. Hawthorne two- thousand- dollar grant, which he'lll put towards his education at Roanoke College.
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