A weekend of deadly flooding has left behind another big mess to clean up in Roanoke.
City officials are assessing the damage.
A live update, straight ahead.
And authorities have identified the Vinton man who apparently drowned when floodwaters swept his truck into Tinker Creek.
Water continues to recede across the area as some drier air's building in, but another winter storm could affect us by midweek. I'll have your forecast.
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
The weekend flood waters have receeded in most parts of the Valley, but now comes the difficult job of cleaning up.
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Western Virginia is cleaning up from the worst flooding some areas have seen in 10 years. In the city of Roanoke this morning, officials were assessing the damage.
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And so is Joe Dashiell. Joe what have you found this morning?
((ROLLCUE:..left a makr on this area.))
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[OUT Q=a lot of debris.]
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Vinton Police have released the name of the man who apparently drowned in Tinker Creek Saturday Night.
Forty-seven year old Donald Lynn Riddleberger tried to cross a flooded bridge over Tinker Creek.
His pickup must have been swept into the water and Riddleberger was unable to get out.
The red Toyota pickup was found about 100 feet from the spot where it was last seen going under near 5th and Walnut streets.
The incident occurred only a few blocks from Ridleberger's apartment on Eighth Street.
The Red Cross has moved its shelter for flood victims from the Roanoke Civic Center to the Salem Civic Center.
The shelter will remain open for people needing hot meals and a place to stay.
Meanwhile anyone who has needs caused by the flooding, the Red Cross asks that they visit the Family Service Center at Ridgewood Baptist Church on Hemlock Road in Salem.
That's across from the V-A Medical Center.
Red Cross representatives will be there to help people with assistance for groceries, clothes, rent assistance, transportation or emergency home repairs.
The flooding has helped Roanoke's main water supply reach full pond.
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Water is flowing over the spillwell at Carvins Cove.
That means the reservoir is at maximum capacity.
A little more than one year ago, the cove hit 22 feet below the spillway, sparking mandatory water restrictions for city residents that lasted throughout the spring, summer and fall.
In other news this afternoon--
The U-S and Britain are expected to introduce a new U-N resolution today, laying the groundwork for a war against Iraq.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Secretary of State;]
[SUPER=01-Amir Al-Saadi/Iraqi Presidential Advisor;]
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THE RESOLUTION WILL ACCUSE SADDAM HUSSEIN OF CONTINUING TO VIOLATE U.N
DEMANDS TO DISARM. THE U-S AND BRITAIN ARE HOPING FOR A VOTE IN EARLY
MARCH, AND WOULD USE IT AS A PRETEXT TO MILITARY ACTION. PRESIDENT BUSH
URGED THE SECURITY COUNCIL TO LIVE UP TO ITS RESPONSIBILITIES.
BUT GETTING THE RESOLUTION PASSED WONT BE EASY. 11 OF THE 15 COUNCIL
MEMBERS WANT DIPLOMACY NOT WARINCLUDING FRANCE, RUSSIA AND CHINA, WHO
HAVE VETO POWER. SO FAR THEY DON'T SEE THE NEED FOR ANOTHER RESOLUTION.
COLIN POWELL, IN ASIA, CONTINUES TO LOBBY HARD FOR "YES" VOTES.
(SOT)COLIN POWELL/SECRETARY OF STATE
"This is not the time to step away from this responsibility. This is the
time to disarm Iraq one way or the other."
CHIEF WEAPONS INSPECTOR HANS BLIX IS BACK AT THE U.N TODAY WITH A LIST
OF SOME THREE DOZEN UNRESOLVED QUESTIONS ABOUT IRAQI DISARMAMENT. BLIX
IS GIVING IRAQ UNTIL THIS SATURDAY TO BEGIN DESTROYING ITS AL-SAMOUD TWO
MISSILES, WHICH GO BEYOND THE LIMIT ALLOWED BY THE U.N.
(SOT)AMIR AL-SAADI/IRAQI PRESIDENTIAL ADVISOR
"It is being studied very carefully and that the channels are still open
between us and we'll come up with a decision quite soon."
IRAQ SAYS ITS OPEN TO MORE DISCUSSION ON THE ISSUE, BUT BLIX SAYS THE
TALKS ARE OVER.
ONE OF THE LAST PIECES OF THE US BATTLE PLAN MAY SOON BE IN PLACE.
TURKEY'S CABINET IS SET TO SEND A MOTION ON BASING U-S TROOPS IN THE
COUNTRY TO ITS PARLIAMENT, MEANING A DEAL COULD BE FINALIZED VERY SOON.
AS, CBS NEWS, WASH.
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An office building in Florida is evacuated after security guards find a live grenade.
Then following that, we will speak with a young man who has hosted his own celebrity talk show for the past several years in the living room of his parent's home.
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An evacuation today at a state office building in Tampa, Florida.
That, after a security guard found an apparent live grenade, rifles, and ammunition.
Federal officials say the items were found in a second- floor storage area.
The guard then pulled the fire alarm to evacuate the building.
Police say the building houses the state's child welfare agency, along with some other state agencies.
An A-T-F agent says people could have died if the grenade had gone off, but everyone is safe and the situation is now under control.
An autopsy is planned today on the body of 17- year- old Jesica Santillan, who died Saturday after her second heart and lung transplant.
The organs she received in her first transplant at Duke University Hospital did NOT match her blood type.
Now Jesica's family is exploring its legal options.
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[IN Q=They've hired]
[SUPER=01-Kurt Dixon/Santillan Family Attorney;]
[OUT Q=to do that for them.]
Meanwhile, nearly 100 people gathered outside Duke Hospital last night night for a candlelight vigil in Jesica's honor.
Members of the community shared prayers, song and sorrow over the teen's death.
Officials have now identified nearly half of the victims killed in the Rhode Island nightclub fire.
Meanwhile, the rock group that was performing-- Great White-- insists it had permission to use pyrotechnics, a claim the club's owner denies.
Jim Acosta reports
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[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Derderian/Club Owner; :49]
[SUPER=01-David Vaccaro/Musician; :57]
[SUPER=01-Corey Reissner/Victim's Brother; 1:42 QUICK]
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(video of Great White and fire starting)
IF YOU THINK "GREAT WHITE" WAS THE ONLY BAND TO EVER USE PYROTECHNICS AT
THE CLUB THAT WAS DESTROYED IN LAST WEEK'S DEADLY INFERNO... THINK AGAIN.
(NATS: "Lovin' Kry" at club, , then show us watching it)
MUSICIAN DAVID VACCARO SAYS THIS IS VIDEO OF HIS GROUP "LOVIN' KRY"...
(NATS: Jim and Vaccaro watching video, ) "And there's the pyro and
it's hitting the ceiling right there."
... SETTING OFF WHAT HE CALLS "PYRO'S" AT THE CLUB IN THE SUMMER OF 2000.
IN HIS 20 SHOWS THERE -- VACCARO CLAIMS THE BAND WAS NEVER TOLD TO STOP.
(SOT: Q&A ) "David: No. Absolutely not. Jim: Never told you don't use
it? David: That's right."
(BUTT TO SOT Vaccaro ) "We drew a big crowd and that's what they
(vo of Club Owner)
VACCARO SAYS IT HAPPENED UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF JEFF DEDERIAN -- THE
CLUB OWNER WHO SAYS HE WAS SURPRISED BY GREAT WHITE'S USE OF INDOOR
(SOT: Jeffrey Derderian, Club Owner) "No permission was ever requested
and no permission was ever given."
(SOT: Vaccaro ) "Who talks to the owners of the club? Very rarely did
I ever talk to the owner of the club. You talk to the stage manager.
He's the guy in charge."
VACCARO ALSO WONDERS HOW THE CLUB COULD PASS ITS LAST INSPECTION -- WITH
FOAM SOUNDPROOFING ON ITS WALLS .
INVESTIGATORS ARE NOW LOOKING INTO WHETHER THE FOAM WAS A FIRE HAZARD.
(nats from fire)
AND IF "PYROS" WERE USED AT THE CLUB OFTEN -- VACCARO QUESTIONS WHY
AUTHORITIES NEVER SHUT IT DOWN -- AS THE OWNER WAS NOT LICENSED TO USE
(SOT: Vaccaro ) "This law is not a law. I think people need to look
at law enforcement and say 'why didn't you do anything about it?'"
(nats candlelight vigil)
RHODE ISLANDERS ARE DEMANDING ANSWERS.
AS A BUS FULL OF GRIEVING FAMILY MEMBERS VISITED THE FIRE SCENE -- SOME
SAID THEY HAD QUESTIONS OF THEIR OWN.
(SOT: Corey Reissner/ Victim's Brother) " I have a thousand questions
but there's no one that can answer them."
(ON CAM TAG: TO MAKE SURE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN, RHODE ISLAND'S
GOVERNOR HAS ORDERED STATEWIDE INSPECTIONS OF RHODE ISLAND'S NIGHT CLUBS,
AND HAS IMPOSED A MORATORIUM ON INDOOR PYROTECHNICS. JIM ACOSTA, CBS
NEWS, CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND.
Fire damaged one unit of a Roanoke County motel last night.
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It broke out at the Roanoke Motor Lodge on Williamson Road out shortly after 9 o'clock last night.
Officials say a coffee table caught fire and quickly spread to two beds and the walls causing extensive damage to the unit.
The tenant was able to get out of the unit, and nobody was injured.
Fire officials say the cause is still under investigation.
Governor Warner wants to get the expanded Route 58 back on track.
The 680 mile long project from Cumberland Gap to Norfolk was being built in segments.
But back in December, a review of V-DOT finances showed a 272-million dollar shortfall between what the state had planned to spend improving Route 58, and how much is needed.
That prompted the state to suspend all work on 58 that was not already underway.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO LOOK THOUGH TO MAKE UP THE FUNDING GAP FOR EXAMPLE THE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP ACT OTHER KIND OF INNOVATIVE APPROACHES WHERE WE CAN FIND PERHAPS SECURE PRIVATE FINANCING TO FINISH ALL OF 58.))
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Warner went on to say that V-DOT's quote "sloppiness" led to the problem in the first place.
The governor has proposed reforms that would require every project over 120-million dollars to have a financial plan.
In the crowded field of reality shows, there's a NEW kid on the block.
But this reality series has a different twist-- it takes place at the home of the host's PARENTS.
20- year- old Michael Essany is already known to late night audiences in Indiana.
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Beginning next month, he'll be hosting "The Michael Essany Show" on the E! Network.
He joins us this afternoon from the set in his parent's living room to tell us more about it.
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Once we establish the interview, we have :30+ of B-Roll.
(I'm sure you're used to be compared to Wayne and Garth from Wayne's World-- You've been a T-V host for almost five yea
rs now....Are you amazed at how it's grown?)
(How did you get your parents to go along with this, when you first started your show?)
(How is the new show on E going to differ from what you've been doing on late night?)
(You've been fortunate to have an impressive list of celebrity guests..Who all has come by?)
(You're also a college student, studying political science...Do you plan on eventually hosting a political program?)
(I was surprised to learn in your bio, that you still haven't learned how to drive...I guess you don't need to..since p
eople come to you..)
Thanks for joining us..
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Coming up next on the newscast, Leo is going to use the "S" word...SNOW in the forecast.
Also we'll tell you why the Grammy Awards Show was having trouble keeping up with the Jones.
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She might not be a household name just yet--
But pop- jazz artist Norah Jones has gotten the attention of the recording industry, garnering EIGHT Grammy Awards.
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The 23- year- old singer walked away with a handul of trophies, including Best New Artist and Album of the Year.
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((NORAH JONES/MULTIPLE GRAMMY WINNER: I THINK IT WAS AN AMAZING SHOW, SOME OF MY IDOLS WERE OUT IN THE AUDIENCE. AND TO ME THAT'S WHAT MADE IT MEAN EVEN MORE.))
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[OUT Q=means even more.]
But it was legendary duo Simon and Garfunkle who got last night's festivities under way.
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[IN Q=Hello darkness...]
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Among the 18 performances-- Best Country Album winner the Dixie Chicks, the New York Philharmonic and Cold Play, and N'Sync, which performed a tribute the Bee Gees, winners of an honorary Grammy.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 135 points. The NASDAQ has lost 14.
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Coming up next in sports,
Dale Jarrett rocks Kurt Busch to bring home a first place victory.
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Kurt Busch is a gambler from Las Vegas, the next stop on the Nascar circuit.
But yesterday at the Rock, he played poker with the wrong guy.
Dale Jarrett made him pay in winning the Subway 400.
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Dave Blaney started on the pole for the first time in his career yesterday at Rockingham.
It didn't take long for the yellow to wave.
Dale Earnhardt, Junior gave Jerry Nadeau a love tap, sending the Army of one on a little thrill ride, bringing out the day's 4th caution.
Later Jeff Gordon tangled with Junior, and this time, the number 24 got the worst of it.
Gordon did manage to keep his car off the wall, but he settled for a 15th place finish.
Kurt Busch led 150 of 393 laps, but the youngster got taken to school by Jarrett over the final few circuits.
He made the final pass with just five to go and hung on to claim his 31st career victory.
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[WIPE TO MOTION]
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[SUPER=0106-6. Rusty Wallace//7. Mark Martin//8. Jimmie Johnson//9. Elliott Sadler//10. Dave Blaney//;]
[SUPER=0106-11. Ricky Rudd//12. Jeff Burton//13. Johnny Benson//14. Ryan Newman//15. Jeff Gordon//;]
[SUPER=0106-16. Bobby Labonte//17. Mike Skinner//18. Ward Burton//19. Michael Waltrip//20. Tony Stewart//;]
[SUPER=0106-21. Steve Park//22. Greg Biffle//23. Joe Nemechek//24. Ken Schrader//25. Kevin Harvick//;]
[OUT Q=.....last driver."]
Busch gets the last laugh though. His second straight second place finish puts him atop the early Winston Cup Points race.
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