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Make way for Bonnie--
The tropical storm is nearing Florida's panhandle, bringing soaking rains and surging tides.
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And, a Bristol couple is charged with felony child abuse.
They allegedly burned a toddler with cigarettes.
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A frontal boundry will lead to showers this afternoon with remnants of Bonnie to follow. I'll have the details plus a look at Charley in the forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.

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Florida vacations are ending early, as tourists are told to get out of the path of Tropical Storm Bonnie AND a Hurricane Charley.
Residents, meanwhile, are boarding up and hunkering down as they await the arrival of tropical weather.
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Good afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
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Tropical Storm Bonnie is coming ashore today with winds around 55 miles- per- hour, and up to six inches of rain.


Officials have ordered mobile home residents out of the lower Florida Keys.
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Hurricane Charley, meanwhile, is still a day away from Florida, but preparations are well under way along the Gulf Coast.
Drew Levinson is in Panama City with an update.
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With hurricane Charlie goes a lot of baggage...tourists PACKING UP AND HEADING OUT...

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The vacation is over we most definitely have to leave. They made us check out of the hotel
A MANDATORY EVACUATION WAS ORDERED FOR ALL VISITORS TO THE FLORIDA KEYS AS HURRICANE CHARLIE MOVES THROUGH THE CARIBBEAN AND IS EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. A JACK-KNIFED TRACTOR TRAILER ON THE ONLY ROAD OUT MADE THINGS DIFFICULT.

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Whatever happens, happens. We're getting ready. I guess it's gonna be a bad one
IT CERTAINLY IS. IN A DOUBLE DOSE OF SEVERE WEATHER FLORIDA IS ALSO DEALING WITH TROPICAL STORM BONNIE.

(SOT MAX MAYFIELD, DIR. HURRICANE CENTER)

This is the first time thAt at least I know of that we've had tropical storms or hurricans affecting the same state within a day of each other.
BONNIE IS THREATENIING THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE. GOVERNOR JEB BUSH HAS DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY
BRIDGE: THE CONCERN HERE ON THE PANHANDLE IS NOT THE WIND, BUT THE POSSIBILITY OF FLOODING. THIS AREA IS ALREADY DRENCHED AND WITH SIX INCHES OF RAIN EXPECTED IT COULD CAUSE SOME MAJOR PROBLEMS.
But on the beach this morning...the few tourists were more interested in trying to salvage what they could of their Summer vacation.

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"YOU'RE FROM CINCINNATI......
Those not on the beach decied to watch the strom come in from the comforts of their Hotel balconies....the manager here says even though Bonnie reached Hurricane strength it took a bite out of their business. They've lost more than 70 guests since Yesterday. ))


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Thousands of U-S and Iraqi soldiers have launched a major operation.
They're trying to destroy the militia loyal to a radical Shiite cleric. Now, Iraq's national security adviser is getting involved, possibly to open negotiations with the cleric.
Stacy Case reports from Washington.
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PKG: LOCATOR; NAJAF NAT: gunfire najaf
TRACK: SIDE BY SIDE--- U-S AND IRAQI FORCES SET OUT TO CRUSH A SHIITE

REBELLION BREWING ACROSS IRAQ FOR MORE THAN A WEEK.
NAT: najaf fighting THICK BLACK SMOKE ROSE FROM NAJAF AS SOLDIERS LAUNCHED A MAJOR ASSAULT ON FIGHTERS LOYAL TO RADICAL CLERIC MUQTADA AL SADR. MARINES TOOK
CONTROL OF THE CITY CENTER THURSDAY---- WHILE WALKING A FINE LINE IN

AND AROUND ONE OF THE THE HOLIEST SHRINES IN SHIITE ISLAM. SADR'S MILITIA IS HOLED UP NEAR THE SHRINE AND ITS ADJOINING CEMETERY. ANY DAMAGE TO THESE RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS WOULD ONLY EMBOLDEN IRAQ'S SHIITE MAJORITY.
SUPER: JIM RAINEY/U-S MILITARY SPOKESMAN we are in the process of conducting military operations in the area of najaf being very careful to stay away from the mosque area.
TRACK: AL SADR'S FIGHTERS ARE CLASHING WITH COALITION TROOPS IN OTHER SHIITE STRONGHOLDS ACROSS IRAQ. IN KUT, MORE THAN 70 PEOPLE DIED FOLLOWING U-S LED AIR RAIDS DESIGNED TO CRUSH AL SADR'S LOYALISTS THERE. THE FIGHTING CENTERED AROUND THE POLICE STATION AND OTHER GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS.
NAT: baghdad TRACK: AND IN CENTRAL BAGHDAD, MORE FIGHTING BETWEEN AL SADR'S MEN AND IRAQI POLICE. U-S WARPLANES PROVIDED BACK UP OVERHEAD.
NAT: demonstrators TRACK: DEMONSTRATORS OUTSIDE OF BAGHDAD CALLED FOR U-S FORCES TO WITHDRAW FROM IRAQ WHILE OTHERS GATHERED AID TO SEND TO FELLOW IRAQIS
CAUGHT IN THE CROSSHAIRS---- STUCK IN NAJAF.


STAND UP CLOSE: STACY CASE/REPORTING TBA TELLING FOLLOWERS TO FIGHT ON EVEN IF HE'S KILLED.
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The U- S military says one of its helicopters has crashed in Afghanistan, killing one Marine and injuring 14 others.
It happened near the Pakistani border.
Officials say a technical problem caused the crash, but the military is still investigating.
They'd earlier ruled out hostile fire as a cause.

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A Bristol woman and her live-in boyfriend have been charged with felony child abuse for allegedly burning her two year old son with cigarettes.
Twenty-year old Jessica Rust and 26 year old Ernest Worley are both free on bond.
Detectives say a baby-sitter noticed the burns on the boy.
The couple said the burns on his chest, arms and back were accidental, but a pediatrician says they appear to be intentionally inflicted.
The child is now in state custody.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the California Supreme Court is expected to rule today on gay marriage.
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Also one company says it has developed a legitimate cure for the hangover, but it comes at a price.
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Hillsville is coming to the aid of its Rescue Squad. The Carroll County Board of Supervisors shut down the town's squad in May.
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Board members say the decision was based on citizen complaints, missed calls, personnel problems and the unauthorized use of a county vehicle. Now the town has agreed to re-organize the unit and re-open the facility to answer calls within town limits. Officials say the squad could support itself by billing Medicare and insurance providers for 150 calls a year. The squad could be chasing new calls again in 30 days.
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The California Supreme Court is taking up the gay marriage issue today.
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It's expected to rule on whether San Francisco's mayor overstepped his power by allowing gay couples to marry.
More than eight- thousand gays and lesbians tied the knot during a wedding spree that began in February and ended with a court order in March.
Legal experts assume the court will rule that gay marriage is illegal.
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Meanwhile, gay rights groups plan to rally.
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No more headaches, dry mouth, or nausea--
A San Diego company says it's come up with a new cure for hangovers.
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It's a pill called Rebound.
Dynamarketing Group officially launched the product last night.
It says the pill helps one's body regulate the element in alcohol that causes hangovers.
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((PATRICK COCHRANE/DYNAMARKETING GROUP C.E.O.: I'M 43, AND I CERTAINLY CAN'T ENJOY AND PARTAKE THE WAY I ID WHEN I WAS 20.))
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A dose of Rebound costs seven- dollars.
It can get expensive-- the company recommends taking two pill between every two drinks.
Meanwhile, doctors caution the pill is NOT regulated or tested by the government and consumers should beware.
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((DR. JAMES GRISOLIA/SCRIPPS MERCY HOSPITAL: THEY'RE CLAIMING THAT THEY'RE GOING TO HELP PROTECT YOU AGAINST THE POISONS THAT COME FROM ALCOHOL, AND THAT'S NOT STUDIED, THAT'S NOT PROVEN. ))
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Doctors say there's only one prescription for a hangover: plenty of fluids and rest.
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Coming up next on the newscast, writer R.S Sukle will join us to tell us about her new book about an important moment in coal mining history.
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Then a little later we'll see how the Perseid meteors lit up the night skies.
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Like singer Loretta Lynn, author Suzanne Sukle is also a coal miner's daughter.
The Pennsylvania native has documented the coal mining strike that happened in the late 19-20s in her new book, "Bucket of Blood: The Ragman's War."
Suzanne is here in our studio today to talk about the book and the coal mining industry.
Good Afternoon, Suzanne.

(When we think about the '20s, we think about the "Roaring 20s" with the lavish parties, etc. Why do you think that t

he coal strike during that time was largely ignored?)

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(Explain the title of your book, "Bucket of Blood"..What does that actually mean?)



(Now, as we mentioned, your father was a coal miner-- Were any of your other ancestors part of the strike?)



(How do you see that strikes like this one are still affecting miners today?)



(And we should mention that you're going to be at a book signing tomorrow...)


[in Abingdon during the Virginia Highlands Festival Friday]

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Thanks for coming in today, Suzanne, and sharing your book with us.

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 72 points. The NASDAQ has dropped 20.

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There may not be a hockey league in Roanoke this coming season, but there could still be a game. We'll find out how after the break.
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And it's more of the same for one of Cinicinnati's star players.
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Hockey will return to the Roanoke valley for at least one night this season.
United Hockey League president Richard Brosal and the city of Roanoke agreed to bring a UHL hockey game to the Roanoke Civic center for an exhibition.
The game is a way both parties can measure fan interest.
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Brosal and the City are challenging hockey fans to make 1500 season seat deposits by October.

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Quarterback Matt Schaub is expected to see plenty of action for Atlanta tonight, when the Falcons meet the Baltimore Ravens in an NFL pre-season game.
The former Cavalier is breaking into the NFL with help from one of the most famous Hokies, Atlanta Falcons signal caller Michael Vick.
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The Falcons rookie has listened long and hard to starter and former Tech superstar Michael Vick and says the two get along great.
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The Falcons rookie has a chance to be Vick's backup, and his grasp of the west coast offense has helped.
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The more things change the more they stay the same for the Cincinnati Reds.
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The team learned yesterday that Ken Griffey Junior will miss the rest of the season due to a torn right hamstring.

The All-Star outfielder will have surgery on Monday.
It's the latest in a long line of injuries for Griffey.
He has missed significant time to injuries each of the last four seasons.
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While tropical systems are getting most of the attention this week-- there was a big show in the sky last night from something else.
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The Perseids (PUR- see- idz) meteor shower hit its peak before dawn.
The light show happens every year, as the earth passes through the trail of a distant comet.
Today it was most visible out west, as clouds covered much of the east.
Meteor showers continue for two more weeks, but not as brightly.
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