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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... we start off the workweek with temperatures soaring into the mid 90's...
Patrick Evans has a complete at the forecast, straight ahead.






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U-S Airways has filed for Chapter Eleven bankruptcy...
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The airline carrier filed for protection from its creditors yesterday.
A hearing is scheduled today in U-S Bankruptcy Court in Alexandria on the filing by U-S Airways. They are the first major carrier to declare bankruptcy since the September Eleventh attacks slowed the industry. A top airline official says that the company was hurt more by nine-eleven than any other carrier. U-S Airways was severely hurt when Reagan National -- the airline's main hub -- was shut down for three weeks after September eleventh, and then reopened with only a limited schedule. The company says that all of its flights are expected to continue without interruption. U-S Airways is the nations seventh- largest airline and the 14-th largest in the world.
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After a weekend of studying the latest union proposal, Dominion Virginia Power should have something to say this week about its striking electrical workers. Local 50 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers says it presented the company with a new contract proposal late last week. A Union spokesman said he hoped the two sides would meet again with a federal mediator to discuss the proposal. The union called the strike on August 2nd after seven months of negotiations failed to yield a contract agreement with the company.

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The former head of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation is receiving some financial backing. It comes just as his September third fraud trial approaches.
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Richard Burrow's supporters have raised nearly 100-thousand dollars to help pay for his defense. The 55-year-old Roanoke man was indicted in June on federal charges of bank, wire, mail and loan-application fraud. He has pleaded innocent.
Burrow's backers say he needs financial help because the government prosecutors he's up against have unlimited resources. They also say they believe Burrow did nothing illegal in raising money for the D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
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Some area senior citizens got a special visit from a statewide celebrity with a sweet tooth.
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Miss Virginia, Jennifer Pitts attended an ice cream social with residents at "The Park Oak Grove Retirement Community". Pitts signed autographs and performed a tap dance routine. She says that serving as Miss Virginia has been a rewarding experience.
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((JENNIFER PITTS/MISS VIRGINIA; I TELL EVERYBODY THAT BEING MISS VIRGINIA IS THE BEST JOB IN THE COMMONWEALTH, BECAUSE I GET TO MEET SO MANY PEOPLE, I GET TO TRAVEL THE STATE, AND GO TO ALL KINDS OF FUN APPEARANCES. THEY HAVE ME HERE AT THE ICE CREAM SOCIAL TODAY, AND I LOVE ICE CREAM, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE ICE CREAM, THAT'S MY FAVORITE THING TO EAT.))
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[OUT Q=my favorite thing to eat.]
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Pitts leaves for Atlantic City in about three weeks to compete in the Miss America pageant. She'll be there for about three weeks to prepare for the pageant which wraps up on September 21st.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Sunny, hot, and humid as begin the work week.
Patrick Evans has the seven- day outlook coming up.






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Fall is just around the corner... Scenic areas like the Blue Ridge Parkway make for a great weekend getaway. But before you hit the road, there's some important information that you need to know. Justin McLeod reports...
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((((NAT SOUND OF CAR DRIVING BY AT 15:45:57))
It is a place that attracts people locally and from around the country (QUICK NAT SOUND OF MOTORCYCLES AT 15:48:48)...all 469-miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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((BRENDA BURKES: I JUST LOVE IT. IT'S BEAUTIFUL.)) ((OWEN BURKERS: OH YES, PRETTY SCENERY.))
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Pretty scenery but also the scene of many accidents.
The number of crashes on the parkway is up 43-percent from five years ago.
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[IN Q=When people are distracted]

((STEVE BUXTON/PARK RANGER: WHEN PEOPLE ARE DISTRACTED FROM OBJECTS ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD THAT TENDS TO INCREASE ACCIDENTS.))
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It is an increase that rises significantly from now until late fall.
Last year, the Parkway recorded 130 accidents during the months of August, September, and October.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: A LOT OF THOSE ACCIDENTS ARE HAPPENING IN CURVES. PARK RANGERS SAY THEY SOMETIMES CLOCK DRIVERS GOING 70 TO 80 MILES PER HOUR IN A CURVE. THAT'S WHY THEY PLAN TO PUT UP MORE WARNING SIGNS IN THE COMING MONTHS TELLING YOU TO SLOW DOWN.))
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[OUT Q=to slow down]

((NAT SOUND OF CLOSING DOOR 15:49:47)) ((NAT SOUND OF TURNING ON CAR 15:49:55))
The Park Service is also launching operation 11 to 7.
All available rangers will now patrol the parkway on Saturday and Sunday when many of the accidents seem to happen.
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((ED CLARK/PARK RANGER: WE WOULD ASK FOLKS TO STOP, SLOW DOWN, TO TAKE IN THE SIGHTS BUT TO TRAVEL SAFELY AND REALLY OBSERVE THAT 45 MILE A HOUR SPEED LIMIT SIGN.))
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((NAT SOUND OF MOTORCYCLES DRIVING BY))
The Park Service has found motorcyles are involved in a high number of accidents. ((NAT SOUND OF RANGER ON RADIO SAYING "I CAN'T MAKE THE MODEL OF THE VEHICLE" AT 15:57:48 TAPE 1))
Rangers don't know why but plan to study ways to reduce that number.
It is all in an effort to make your ride on the park enjoyable without taking a turn for the worse. (SHOT AT 59:28, TAPE 2)
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke County.))

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Expect the mercury to rise well into the 90s this afternoon-- with scattered showers ahead later in the week.
Patrick Evans has the complete forecast, straight ahead.






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U-S Airways has filed for Chapter Eleven bankruptcy...
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The airline carrier filed for protection from its creditors yesterday.
A hearing is scheduled today in U-S Bankruptcy Court in Alexandria on a Chapter 11 filing by U-S Air. It's the first major carrier to declare bankruptcy since the September Eleventh attacks halted the industry. A top airline official says that the company was hurt more by 9-11 than any other carrier. U-S Airways was severely hurt when Reagan National -- the airline's main hub -- was shut down for three weeks after September eleventh, and then reopened with only a limited schedule. The company says that all of its flights are expected to continue without interruption. U-S Airways is the nations seventh- largest airline and the 14-th largest in the world.
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They are marching to a beat in Franklin County this week...
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The annual Mid Atlantic Band Camp is taking place at Ferrum College.
Marching bands from Christiansburg, Radford, Staunton River, Cave Spring, and Hidden Valley High School are taking part in the five day event.
Practice lasts nearly ten hours and usually goes well into the night.
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((SARAH McGOWAN/CHRISTIANSBURG HIGH SCHOOL: IT IS REALLY A GOOD EXPERIENCE. WE LEARN A LOT OF DISCIPLINE AND HOW TO DO THINGS. IT BUILDS SELF ESTEEM AND IT MAKES YOU FEEL GREAT EVEN THOUGH IT IS A LOT OF HARD WORK AND YOU SWEAT A LOT.)) ((LAUREN EUBANK/CAVE SPRING HIGH SCHOOL: A LOT OF STUFF WE'VE BEEN WORKING AS A TEAM AND DANCING IN THE AFTERNOONS AND IT'S A REALLY BIG BONDING EXPERIENCE AND WE'RE REALLY WORKING HARD ON OUR SHOWS.))
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The camp wraps up tomorrow morning with a grand finale performance by all the bands.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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Meanwhile, the music just wrapped up in Galax. On Saturday night-- the 67th annual Old Time Fiddlers Convention came to a close at Felts Park. Yesterday morning-- crews with the Carroll County Search and Rescue began the hard work of cleaning up.
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[SUPER=01-Peanut Turman/Carroll Co. Search & Rescue; ]

((WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL THE GROUNDS ARE GOOD AND CLEAN AND TURN IT BACK OVER TO THE PARK SERVICE HERE AND THE MOOSE THEY TAKE CARE OF US WITH A DONATION TO TAKE CARE OF THIS AND THIS IS ONE OF OUR FUNDRAISERS ONE OF OUR TWO FUNDRAISERS THAT WE USE TO SUPPORT OUR ORGANIZATION.))
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[OUT Q=SUPPORT OUR ORGANIZATION.]
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This year's fiddler's convention attracted more than sixty thousand people. It took another 25- people to help with the cleanup which lasted the entire day.
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