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Today on News 7 at 5, more than a eight hundred thousand people are told to evacuate Florida in preparation for Hurricane Charley.
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We'll also see how Virginia is preparing for the storms.
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So far the story has been locally heavy rain and damaging winds in south central Virginia. Conditions are improving over the southwest.

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Also today, New Jersey's Governor has resigned. We'll tell you why.
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Governor Mark Warner takes emergency action to convince more doctors to deliver babies.
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Plus California's Supreme Court decides if thousands of same sex couples are legally married. News 7 at 5 is next.

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Bonnie and Charley with a one-two punch in Florida today. This is the Florida panhandle where Bonnie has come ashore.
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Tonight up to half a million people have been told to evacuate from the Keys to Tampa Bay in preparation of Charley.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Hurricane experts say it hasn't happened in recent memory- not one, but two tropical systems hitting Florida within a 24 hour period.
Where are the storms and could they affect our weather? Let's head to Meteorologist Robin Reed. [Robin-Tease]

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The worst could be yet to come- as Floridians prepare for Hurricane Charley. Jennifer Donelon is on Florida's Gulf Coast tonight with more.
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(( AS HURRICAN CHARLIE GETS READY TO MOVE IN ....FLORIDA RESIDENTS ARE MOVING OUT.... STOCKING UP AND BOARDING UP. I the hurricane comes this way, I's rather be prepared than not.
CHARLIE IS EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS WITH WINDS PREDICTED TO REACH 100 MILES AN HOUR.
Ed Rappaport National Hurricane Center: We do think Charlie think Charlie will strengthen further over the next 12-24 hours perhaps a category three intensity
A MANDATORY EVACUATION OF THE FLORIDA KEYS WAS ORDERED... BUT A JACK-KNIFED TRAILOR ON THE ONLY HIGHWAY OUT MADE LEAVING DIFFICULT. CHARLEY IS PART OF A ONE-TWO PUNCH FOR THE SUNSHINE STATE. TROPICAL STORM BONNIE CROSSED THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE THIS MORNING.
JENNIFER DONELAN: Bonnie, Charley is a much stronger storm. Residents here are preparing. The city is even talking about cutting off electricity to the beach before Charley does."
GOVERNOR JEB BUSH HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR THE ENTIRE STATE...AND HERE IN THE TAMPA BAY AREA... HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO VOLUNTARILY EVACUATE LOW LYING AREAS.
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THE SAME GOES FOR OTHER PARTS OF FLORIDA'S WEST COAST. SHEILA COLE/CLEARWATER CHAMBR OF COMMERCE. AND AS FOR TOURISTS IN THE SUNSHINE STATE....SOME ARE CHOSING TO STAY...BUT THIS TORONTO FAMILY IS CHECKING OUT. Jennifer: You aren't waiting around to meet charley? Ans.No....
NO ONE KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE CHARLIE WILL HIT LAND SO EXPERTS ARE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THE HURRICANE'S TRACK DURING THIS PERIOD OF CALM BEFORE THE STORM. JD. CBS News, Clearwater, Florida))

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Virginia WILL feel the impact from Bonnie and Charley and state officials say they are preparing for whatever the duo may bring.
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Forecasters expect the two storms to dump heavy rain across the state tonight and into the weekend.
Emergency officials say the entire state may be affected.
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((MICHAEL CLINE/VA COORINATOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: WE'RE ADVISING PEOPLE TO BE PREPARED, BE PREPARED FOR POWER OUTAGES HOPEFULLY NOT LONG-LIVED ONES OR SEVERE BUT THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL FOR IMPACT FROM THIS STORM AND OF COURSE THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING :13 SOME OF IT IS GOING TO TRACK BE ESPECIALLY PREPARED. :19))
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Emergency officials say the state has additional staff on hand to help assist localities.
And they are advising citizens to get out their flashlights and stock up on food and water.
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New Jersey's Governor James McGreevey has resigned.
Declaring he is a Gay American, McGreevey said he had been unfaithful to his wife.
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Speaking at a Trenton news conference with his wife at his side, McGreevey said his actions were ``wrong,'' ``foolish'' and ``unforgivable.''
McGreevey will remain in office until November 15th.
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All of the gay couples married in San Francisco may not actually be married afterall.
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The California Supreme Court has voided all gay marriages santioned in San Fran- basically annulling more than 4-thousand same sex unions.
The court in a five to two ruling says San Francisco's mayor overstepped his authority by issuing marriage licenses.

The Court ruled that according to state law, backed by voter referendum- marriage is defined as a union between a man and woman.
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((BILL LOCKYER/CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: THE DISOBEDIENCE AND THE DEFIANCE OF STATE LAW THAT THE MAYOR ENGAGEDIN HAS BEEN APPROPRIATELY REBUKED TODAY BY THE STATE SUPREME COURT.))
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The court said the mayor and the city violated state law when performing marriage ceremonies and issuing licenses last winter.
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Still to come on the newscast, the battle for Najaf (nah-jaff) instensifies in Iraq.
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Also many people can testify to the benefits of gastric bypass surgery, today on healthcheck, we'll look at what can happen when things go wrong.
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Iraqi and U-S forces are on a mission together- to crush a Shite uprising led by Radical Cleric Muqtada Al Sadr.
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Today soldiers from the U-S and Iraq raided Al Sadr's home- but he wasn't there.
This as they fired on his militia that is apparently springing up throughout Iraq.
Militiamen loyal to the cleric are making it tough on troops and threatening democracy.
`Their staging ground- a cemetery next to one of Islam's holiest shrines.
Any damage here could enrage Iraq's shites.. something the interim government wants to avoid.
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Today, Governor Warner issued an emergency regulation today to increase Medicaid payments for obstetrical care to physicians and hospitals by 34 percent. It's an effort to keep rural physicians and hospitals in the birthing business. But for one local hospital it is too little, too late. Richard Lesko explains why.
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When a hospital averages just one birth every three days, the downtime means lost money and reduced care for the rest of the patients. That has been the case at Alleghany Regional which saw just 120 births last year. That was the deciding factor for the facility to close its birthing center this past April.
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((DANIEL JACKSON/ALLEGHANY REGIONAL HOSPITAL CEO; THOSE RATIOS DON'T MATCH UP. YOU HAVE SOMEONE WHO IS IDLE, AND YOU HAVE A PATIENT WHO HAS A NEED, WHICH IS MOST OF OUR PATIENTS IN THIS HOSPITAL. YOU HAVE TO SHIFT THOSE RESOURCES.))
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Jackson says higher Medicaid reimbursements will pay off in the long term for the state, especially in areas that have a large young population. However, at his hospital the average patient is nearly 80 years old, making geriatric services more of a critical need than obstetrics.
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((DANIEL JACKSON/ALLEGHANY REGIONAL HOSPITAL CEO; WITH THOSE AGING, MATURE PATIENTS, THERE ARE OTHER SERVICES THAT COINCIDE BETTER WITH THEIR NEEDS, PARTICULARLY ONCOLOGY, CARDIAC SERVICE. THOSE THINGS GO MORE IN LINE WITH WHAT WE'RE EXPERIENCING IN ALLEGHANY COUNTY.))
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((RICHARD LESKO/RLESKO@WDBJ7.COM; THE NEW REIMBURSEMENT REGULATIONS GO INTO EFFECT SEPTEMBER 1ST. HOSPITAL OFFICIALS HOPE THE STATE WILL EXTEND THE ADDED BENEFITS TO OTHER SPECIALTIES AS WELL. RICHARD LESKO, NEWS 7, ALLEGHANY COUNTY.))

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Gastric Bypass surgery has helped thousands of people across the country and in the Roanoke Valley lose weight.
And while we often hear about the success stories -- there is a downside to this surgery.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton explains in part two of our series.
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Jean,
This a major surgery --and there is risk for serious complications, even death.
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One Roanoke doctor says that's why it's important to research the surgeon and the facility before you decide to have the procedure.
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But the night after the gastric bypass surgery, things took a turn for the worse for Dorothy Chapman.
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((BY THAT NIGHT STARTED THROWING UP BLOOD. THEY TOOK ME TO INTENSIVE CARE AND STARTING GIVING ME BLOOD AND THAT WASN'T WORKING. SO THEY HAD TO TAKE ME BACK TO SURGERY)) [RUNS13]
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While Chapman survived her complications -- Carma Wright's mother Anita Davis didn't. Three days after surgery she developed a blood clot that traveled to her lungs and killed her.
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((I JUST WANT TO MAKE PEOPLE REALIZE THE DOWNSIDE TO THIS COMPLICATION IS DEATH. RESEARCH THE HOSPITALS THOROUGHLY IF THE DOCTOR WILL NOT GIVE YOU THEIR RATIO OF SUCCESS TO FAILURE RATE YOU NEED TO FIND ANOTHER DOCTOR. )) [RUNS20]
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Wright believes her mom may have survived if she had chosen another surgeon and another hospital.
Carilion Doctor Ross Davies says those factor can affect a patient's outcome.
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((IF DONE IN A WELL RUN PROGRAM THE RISK OF DYING FROM THE OPERATION IS PRETTY LOW BUT IT'S NOT ZERO AND PEOPLE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT)) [RUNS14]
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Davies says there are several possible complications that can occur such as risk for infection, blood clots, and leakage of intestinal juices.
He says a patient's overall health makes a difference as well.
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((ANYBODY WHOSE OVERALL HEALTH HAS BEEN MARKEDLY IMPACTED NEGATIVELY BY THEIR OBESITY MAKES THEM HIGHER RISK JUST TO BE PUT TO SLEEP. THEN WHEN YOU ADD OPERATION ON TOP OF THAT IT MAKES IT A SIGNIFICANT ENDEAVORED)) [RUNS09]
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Chapman says she would take the risk again -- because two years later she's fully recovered and 94 pounds lighter.
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Doctor Davies says it's important to look for a program with a less than one percent death rate -- and overall complication rate of no more than 4-percent.
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Jean, tomorrow-- we'll take a look at the insurance side of the surgery.

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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[VO] Brent Watts looks at repotting your plants on this week's edition of Growin' It.
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Just because your plant might be looking a little odd, doesn't always mean you have to re-pot it. With a few tips on plant health and basic pruning, here's Brent Watts with this week's Growin It.
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Coming up next in Sports,
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we'll have highlights from the Metro Golf Tournament where some of the region's best young golfers are meeting head to head.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Thursday ticker. Our Friday Football Extra pre season road trips take us to Jefferson Forest today to check in on the Cavaliers.
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Forest went 7 and 3 last year in the extremely competitive seminole district. The Cavaliers named Don Rice the team's new head coach and he took over at the end of June. Rice comes to Forest after spending four years at Rustburg as the Devils defensive coordinator.
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The Cavaliers welcome 13 starters back from last years team and coming up tonight on News 7 at six, Rice will talk about the talent pool at the Bedford County School.
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The second round of the Bob McClelland Metro Golf tournament teed off today at Hanging Rock Golf Course, and went on throughout the afternoon despite the rain.
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The tournament is a rare chance for Roanoke Valley High School golfers in the single, double and triple "A" ranks to compete against one another.
This year's event has a field of 50 golfers from 10 Valley High Schools.
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William Byrd's Josh Chocklett was the leader heading into today's second and final round. We'll have the results tonight on News 7 at 6.
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On the links in Wisconsin, Darren Clarke is the PGA Championship's clubhouse leader at 7-under par after a 65. Justin Leonard and Ernie Els are one shot back. Ashley Plantation's Chip Sullivan is currently 1-over thru 15 holes.
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That's it for the ticker. We'll see you again at 6 everbody.

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The third edition of the FloydFest kicks off on Friday, but the granddaddy of all music festivals in western Virginia is already under way in Galax.
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The 69th annual Old Fiddlers Convention began Monday, and Felts Park is filled to capacity with campers.
Organizers say they were disappointed that the Floyd World Music Festival was scheduled at the same time, but they aren't expecting the conflict to create any major problems.
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((TOM JONES/GALAX MOOSE LODGE: WELL IT'S A LITTLE COMPETITION, BUT I THINK THE PEOPLE THAT ENJOY OUR MUSIC WILL BE HERE TO LISTEN TO IT AND TO PLAY TOO, SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO A GOOD YEAR.))
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A competition for young pickers attracted more than one hundred entries on Monday evening.
Tonight on News 7 at Six, we'll hear from a new generation of Bluegrass and Old Time musicians.
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