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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Showers are a good bet today, but we should see drier conditions as we officially begin the fall season tomorrow.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner explains, up next in the forecast.





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Meanwhile, a couple of area school systems are still being affected by Hurricane Isabel.

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(Kim adllibs)[7-11Warner-Hurricane]


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Utility companies in the Commonwealth are on track to restoring services lost because of Isabel.
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[SUPER=03-Poquoson/Saturday;]

The number of customers without power in Virginia has dropped from nearly 2 million to approximately 800 thousand now.
Governor Mark Warner says water has also been restored to many communities. Right now, he says about 10 thousand people across the state are without water.
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[IN Q=OBVIOUSLY THOSE PEOPLE ]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER-OBVIOUSLY THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL ON WELLS LIKE THE FOLKS UP IN ROCKBRIDGE STILL HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THEIR WATER BECAUSE OF SOME OF THE OIL AND GASOLINE LEAKAGE AND THAT'S WHY WE'VE GOT THE HAZ MAT TEAM AND THE BOTTLES AND CASES OF WATER BROUGHT TO THAT COMMUNITY.))
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[OUT Q=TO THAT COMMUNITY]
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[SUPER=03-Appomattox/Saturday;]

Tens of thousands of customers in Central Virginia, and fifteen thousand customers in Southside are still without power. Dominion Power hopes to have all of its customers back online by Thursday.
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Last night Roanoke became one of the first localities in Virginia to offer wireless broadband internet.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The service -- known as Wi Fi -- is centered around the Market Square with coverage available in a two block area in all directions.
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[SOT 06:39:45]
[IN Q=WIFI WILL ALLOW ]

((WIFI WILL ALLOW PEOPLE HERE IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE, PARTICULARLY IN THE MARKET AREA TO BE ABLE TO BRING THEIR LAPTOP AND OTHER WIRELESS DEVICES HAVE A LITTLE CARD THEY STICK IN THEIR LAPTOP AND BE ON THE INTERNET WHERE EVER THEY MIGHT BE.))
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Leaders from 30 states and 20 countries were on hand to get an idea of how this wireless technology might be adapted to other communities. Governor Mark Warner says wireless internet will help bring businesses into downtown Roanoke. The Roanoke Higher Education Center built the network and Cisco Systems helped provide resources. The Wi Fi service is completely free of charge.
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[7-11Asthma-Walk]


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Walkers exercised to "Blow the Whistle on Asthma" in Roanoke County.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The first annual 5-K event took place at Explore Park yesterday. The American Lung Association hoped to raise 7 to 10- thousand dollars. Many of the walkers either suffer from asthma or know someone who does.
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[IN Q=There are over]

((MICHELLE LAROSE/ASTHMA WALK ORGANIZER: THERE ARE OVER 300,000 PEOPLE JUST IN VIRGINIA THAT IS AFFECTED WITH ASTHMA. SOMETHING LIKE 2.3 MILLION ARE ACTUALLY AFFECTED ACROSS THE WHOLE UNITED STATES WITH ASTHMA.))
[SUPER=01-Michelle LaRose/Asthma Walk Organizer;]
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LaRose says asthma can become life threatening if patients don't get appropriate medications. Pharmaceutical companies were on site and folks got a chance to win a P. Buckley Moss print. All money raised will go towards asthma education and research.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Don't forget the umbrella as you're leaving for work today.
Showers are likely.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete work week forecast, in just a few minutes.

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Meanwhile, we do have some school information to pass along to you this morning in the wake of Hurricane Isabel.
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New information has surfaced about an investigation into the Radford Police Department.
Radford resident John Byers is accusing the the city's police chief of taking a military- style knife from his home, when officers came to check on a noise complaint.
The alleged incident has prompted an investigation by a special prosecutor and the state police.
Police Chief Wes Terry isn't commenting on the accusation, saying city policy forbids him from discussing personnel matters.




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Tens of thousands of residents in the Tidewater area are still without electricity as they try to recover from Isabel.
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Isabel knocked down trees and power lines throughout the city of Norfolk.
Many homes have been damaged by the storm, and many neighborhood streets remain blocked by debris.
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[IN Q=Most of the trees]

((MOST OF THE TREES THAT FELL, OR A LOT OF THEM, ARE A HUNDRED YEARS OR MORE IN AGE. AND SOME OF THEM FELL ON CARS, HOUSES. IT'S JUST UNBELIEVABLE, TAKING SIDEWALKS WITH THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Marguerite Heely/Norfolk Resident;]
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[OUT Q=taking sidewalks with them.]
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City employees, utility workers and private crews were out in force this weekend, but residents expecting a quick recovery may be disappointed.
It will take weeks, perhaps much longer, to make repairs and clear all of the debris from city streets.
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On its 50th anniversary the East Gate Church of the Nazarene decided to dedicate a new worship center in Roanoke.

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The congregation chose to build a new 900 seat facility at the same location, rather than move outside the city.
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((WE BELIEVE THIS NEIGHBORHOOD NEEDS A CHURCH LIKE THIS TO STAY HERE IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE. AND IN OUTREACH, MY CONCEPT OF OUTREACH IS NOT SITTING HERE WAITING FOR THEM TO COME, BUT GOING OUT AND SHARING WITH THIS COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Pastor Al Frank/Worship Leader;]
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The congregation also saved money by staying in the same place.
Rather than buying a large piece of property, it bought surrounding land. The new worship center is built right next to the old one, which is now the Sunday School. Frank says the new building will allow the church to offer events to the East Gate community, and can offer recreation space to the whole city.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Expect some scattered showers on this last full day of summer.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, up next in the forecast.





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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A couple of area school systems are still changing their schedules because of last week's hit by Hurricane Isabel.

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(Kim adllibs)[8-Radford-Police]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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There is some new information about an investigation into the Radford Police Department.
Radford resident John Byers is accusing the the city's police chief of taking a military- style knife from his home, when officers came to check on a noise complaint.
The alleged incident has prompted an investigation by a special prosecutor and the state police.
Police Chief Wes Terry isn't commenting on the accusation, saying city policy forbids him from discussing personnel matters.




[8-11Warner-Hurricane]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC-1:13:27]
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Utility companies are working hard to restore services lost because of Hurricane Isabel.
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[VO-NAT - :13.5]
[SUPER=03-Poquoson/Saturday;]

The number of customers without power in Virginia has dropped to below 700 thousand since the hurricane. Governor Mark Warner says water has also been restored to many communities. Right now, he says about 10 thousand people across the state are without water.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 06:16:35]
[IN Q=OBVIOUSLY THOSE PEOPLE ]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER-OBVIOUSLY THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL ON WELLS LIKE THE FOLKS UP IN ROCKBRIDGE STILL HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THEIR WATER BECAUSE OF SOME OF THE OIL AND GASOLINE LEAKAGE AND THAT'S WHY WE'VE GOT THE HAZ MAT TEAM AND THE BOTTLES AND CASES OF WATER BROUGHT TO THAT COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=@markwarner;]
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[OUT Q=TO THAT COMMUNITY]
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[VO-NAT - :11+]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox/Saturday;]

Tens of thousands of customers in Central Virginia, and fifteen thousand customers in Southside are still without power. Dominion Power hopes to have all of its customers back online by Thursday.
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[8-2-11Covits]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC-3:43]
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Already known for being high- tech friendly, Roanoke is one of the first communities in the Commonwealth to offer wireless broadband internet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The service -- known as Wi Fi -- is centered around the Market Square with coverage available in a two block area in all directions.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 06:39:45]
[IN Q=WIFI WILL ALLOW ]

((WIFI WILL ALLOW PEOPLE HERE IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE, PARTICULARLY IN THE MARKET AREA TO BE ABLE TO BRING THEIR LAPTOP AND OTHER WIRELESS DEVICES HAVE A LITTLE CARD THEY STICK IN THEIR LAPTOP AND BE ON THE INTERNET WHERE EVER THEY MIGHT BE.))
[SUPER=@goodlatte;]
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[OUT Q=WHERE EVER THEY MIGHT BE]
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[VO-NAT]

Leaders from 30 states and 20 countries were on hand to get an idea of how this wireless technology might be adapted to other communities. Governor Mark Warner says wireless internet will help bring businesses into downtown Roanoke. The Roanoke Higher Education Center built the network and Cisco Systems helped provide resources. The Wi Fi service is completely free of charge. (------------)