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Hurricane Charley is heading through Florida
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Tonight some Carolina beaches are being evacuated.
plus how Charley may affect our weather and outdoor activities around the region.
and does insurance pay for a popular weight loss surgery? Part three of our series-
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 at Eleven is next.

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Hurricane Charley is now plowing through the Orlando area- an area where six million people live- and it's taking aim at the East Coast.
Along the Gulf Coast the damage from Charley is already expected to be in the billions.
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[Charley]


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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Hurricane Charley is roaring through Florida and heading North-
In fact tonight the east coast states are preparing. South Carolina's Governor has ordered the coastal areas, including Myrtle beach evacuated. The state will open all lanes of 501 to traffic LEAVING the coast to speed up the evacuation.
And in North Carolina, a mandatory evacuation has been ordered for Ocracoke island.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Drew /Newspath;]


Now to Florida where Charley is hitting **and hitting hard.
Drew Levinson is live in Port Charlotte with the latest.
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((HURRICANE CHARLEY WAS MORE THAN ADVERTISED. WITH ITS 145-MILE PER HOUR WINDS, IT SWOOPED IN ON THE GULF COAST FASTER THAN ANYONE ANTICIPATED. MOST OF THE FORECASTERS HAD IT HEADED FOR THE TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG AREA. MOST OF THE FORECASTERS HAD IT WRONG. WITH A SLIGHT JOG TO THE NORTHEAST, THE BULL'S EYE WAS SQUARELY ON CHARLOTTE COUNTY -- AND THE HURRICANE FOUND ITS TARGET. WHEN CHARLEY SMASHED INTO PORT CHARLOTTE, IT HAD THE FULL FURY OF A LEVEL 4 HURRICANE...KNOCKING DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES...AND SMASHING SIGNS. THE WIND PULLED THE ROOF OFF OF THIS BUILDING. AT ONE HOTEL, GUESTS FOUND THEMSELVES IN THE MIDDLE OF MOTHER NATURE'S WRATH. FORCED TO HUDDLE IN A HALLWAY FOR COVER, THE FIERCE WINDS RACED THROUGH THE LOBBY...BLOWING OUT THE BACK WINDOWS. THE DAMAGE IN THE PARKING LOT WAS JUST AS BAD. VICKY PEEL/RESIDENT: "See that black Ford Escape? Yeah. The back window is gone, and the white car next to it was pushed sideways. Phenomenal huh? Welcome to Charlotte. Ah yes, I moved down here a week ago." FOR THOSE LIVING HERE, FRIDAY THE 13TH LIVED UP TO ITS BILLING AND SO DID THE HURRICANE. BUT BECAUSE IT MOVED SO QUICKLY, BY NIGHTFALL CHARLEY WAS ALREADY GONE -- BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA. NOW BACK TO YOU.))
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[Festival-Preps]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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This weekend's weather could put a damper on your weekend plans.
A number of events are scheduled for Saturday and many will take place outdoors.
For more on that [***NEWS 7 @ 11 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEAn & Justin/BAM;]

we turn to Justin McLeod. So Justin any cancelations so far?
Jean, not yet, many are taking a wait and see approach.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]
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After all, these events have been planned for months and organizers remain hopeful Charley won't rain on their parade.
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[SUPER=01-Jamie Toole/Avalanche's General Manager; :24]
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((((NAT SOUND OF CHEERING))
There were plenty of cheers Friday night at the Salem Avalanche Baseball game.
But come Saturday the ballpark may be silent.
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((LEIGH BLOUNT/BASEBALL FAN: I'LL BE HERE. I DON'T THINK THE CROWD BE AS BIG BECAUSE I KNOW THE STORM IS COMING AND A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T LIKE TO GET WET.)) [Runs05]
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As a result, team leaders are fearing the worst.
That's because they're hoping Saturday's game will be a record breaker.
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((JAMIE TOOLE/AVALANCHE'S GENERAL MANAGER: WE HAVE A PROMOTION WE'VE PLANNED FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS IN REGARD TO BREAKING THE SINGLE GAME ATTENDANCE MARK AT SALEM MEMORIAL STADIUM, THAT WOULD BE 8,380.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=WOULD BE 8,380]


Fans typically like to drink alcohol during a game.
They'll be plenty of that flowing at another event this weekend.
The 7th annual Microfestivus takes place Saturday afternoon at Elmwood Park in Roanoke.
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((CHRISTIANA CRANWELL/CENTER IN THE SQUARE: THIS IS THE SQUARE'S SOCIETY BIGGEST FUNDRAISER. ANY PROFITS WE MAKE GO TO CENTER IN THE SQUARE.)) [Runs06]
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Those profits may be down this year if people stay home thanks to Charley.
Organizers however say the event will happen rain or shine.
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((CHRISTIANA CRANWELL: I WILL BE HERE AT TWO O'CLOCK WITH MY PONCHO AND MY UMBRELLA READY TO HAVE A GOOD TIME.)) [Runs05]
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((QUICK NAT SOUND OF FIDDLER'S CONVENTION))
Also be prepared if you're attending the Old Fiddler's Convention in Galax.
Organizers point out the covered grandstand can hold up to 45-hundred people.
But there are no such structures at FloydFest in Patrick County.
Rain damped the event two years ago and organizers say they're ready this time.
Many hope Charley will bypass this area entirely.
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((LEIGH BLOUNT: what's your message to charley if you could talk to him? GO AWAY [LAUGHS].)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=GO AWAY (LAUGHS)]))
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[LIVE= Justin /FULL BAM]


They're not taking any chances in other parts of the state.
The National Park Service has already decided to close Historic Jamestown Saturday in anticpiation of Hurricane Charley.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JEan & Justin /BAM;]


Here locally Jean, the only event that's in danger of being canceled is the one at Salem Memorial Stadium.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Red Cross's mobile kitchen is packed and ready to respond.
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The driver of the Spirit of America expected to head out to Florida or North Carolina tonight.
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The "kitchen on wheels" can crank out 30-thousand meals a day when a disaster strikes.
It's based in Roanoke because of the area's access to interstates.
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[Danville-Storm]


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The National Weather Service now says it WAS a tornado that tore through Danville last night, leaving major amounts of damage in its wake.
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Authorities who toured the area today say the damage is consistent with an F-One tornado, that packed wind speeds from 73 to 112 miles per hour.
The storm.. which also contained straight line winds.. knocked down buildings, uprooted trees and disrupted power to thousands of people, but there were no serious injuries.
Now, city leaders are keeping an eye on the Dan River.
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((TODD YEATTS/DANVILLE ASST. CITY MANAGER: OBVIOUSLY, IT'S DEPENDENT ON MOTHER NATURE. THERE ARE THINGS WE CAN DO.. ...POTENTIALLY ANOTHER ONE.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Yeatts/Danville Asst. City Manager;]
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[OUT Q=another one.]
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Damages are expected to top one million dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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It can help people cut pounds but it can also cost 20-thousand dollars.
Still ahead on News 7, why insurance companies are changing the way they cover gastric bypass surgery.
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Plus she taught a generation how to cook.
Saying adieu to the French Chef-- Julia Child.
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[OUT Q=- on the Big 7."]

(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office as the Cavaliers open practice with some interesting personnel moves. The state champion Gretna Hawks get the Friday Football Extra baton tonight. The Avs try to pick up a rare win this evening. Plus, rain at Watkins Glen - and Chip Sullivan makes the PGA cut - on the Big 7.))

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Already this year more than 140-thousand Americans have undergone surgery to lose weight.
Many Virginian's are finding that their insurance companies have recently changed their policies on covering gastric bypass surgery.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us many are no longer offering coverage as a standard benefit.
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(( Gastric bypass surgery can cost 20-thousand dollars or more -- but some insurance companies say the cost isn't what's leading them to change their coverage.
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((WE BASICALLY HEARD FROM OUR EMPLOYER POPULATION THAT THEY WANTED THE OPTION OF WHETHER OR NOT TO COVER THAT SINCE IT IMPACTED A SMALL NUMBER OF THERE EMPLOYEES)) [RUNS11]
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As of last month, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, no longer offers the surgery as a standard benefit, but employers can add it on if they choose.
United Health Care recently changed its policy as well.
But there's also another concern among some insurance companies.
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((WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IS A SIGNIFICANT VARIATION IN OUTCOMES OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS MEASURED BY COMPLICATION, FAILURE TO LOSE WEIGHT OR REGAINING WEIGHT OR EVEN DEATH)) [RUNS11]
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Some insurance companies, such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, have decided not to cover the gastric surgery at all. In a statement, its vice president said, "We are concerned at the growing numbers of these procedures while significant questions remain regarding quality of care safety, efficacy, and long term consequences."
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((THIS IS NOT AN OPERATION THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN LIGHTLY)) [RUNS04]
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Carilion physician Ross Davies says in a well designed program -the surgery can be life changing.
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((WHY INSURERS WILL PAY FOR MEDICATION TO TREAT, DIABETES, HYPERTENSION, PAY FOR EQUIPMENT TO TREAT SOMEONE WITH SLEEP APNEA AND WONT' PAY FOR GASTRIC BYPASS. WHEN KNOW THAT GASTRIC BYPASS CAN PRETTY MUCH ELIMINATE ALL THOSE CONDITIONS. IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE)) [RUNS22]
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The procedure has changed April Harteis' life, but she's fighting another battle with her insurance company. The insurer is refusing to pay for her to get extra skin removed -- saying it's not medically necessary.
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((I'M CARRYING AROUND THIS EXTRA SKIN I HAVE AT LEAST 10 OR MORE POUNDS OF JUST EXTRA SKIN HANGING ON MY STOMACH. THAT WOULD COMPLETE THE PROCESS FOR ME)) [RUNS09]
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But soon the surgery itself -- could be a cost, that many American will have to pay on their own. Joy Sutton, News 7. ))
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How will Charley affect your weekend?
Robin has the forecast when News 7 returns.
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Plus the government shells out big bucks on seat belt campaigns, but are they paying off in Virginia?
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[County-Case]


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They didn't have a suspect, but investigators saved the fingerprints he left behind.
Now, 16 years after a violent crime in Roanoke County authorities believe they finally have their man.
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In August 1988, residents of Wood Haven Road were concerned when a man armed with a knife, broke into a home and assaulted a ten year old girl.
Recently the perseverance of county investigators and the state crime lab paid off when a fingerprint search produced a match.
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((RANDY LEACH/ROANOKE CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: SOME PEOPLE MAY REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED, BECAUSE FOR A NUMBER OF MONTHS IT CAUSED QUITE A BIT OF CONCERN AMONG THE CITIZENS HERE IN THE COUNTY. I'M JUST GLAD TO SAY WE FINALLY FOUND OUT WHO IT IS AND WE FEEL LIKE WE CAN PROSECUTE HIM SUCCESSFULLY.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Court records identify the suspect as 42- year old Juan Castillo (cah-STEE-yoh). A New York State web site indicates he's serving time there for rape and second degree murder.
At the time of the Roanoke County crime, authorities say the suspect was an illegal alien passing through Virginia on Interstate 81. He now faces charges of malicious wounding, and breaking and entering while armed with a deadly weapon.

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French chef and T-V host Julia Child has died.
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((WELCOME TO THE FRENCH CHEF. I'M JULIA CHILD))
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Child died in her sleep this morning with her family, friends, and her kitten at her side. The legendary chef had been suffering from kidney failure. Child was best known for her cooking show "The French Chef," where she would take a mix of cooking and add a dash of humor. She was discovered after cooking an omelet on a public television show in the 1960's. After the appearance letters poured into the station and her career took off.
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((SEE, I HAVE ENOUGH EGGS IN HERE TO GO ON AND ON. SEE I THINK ITS SUCH FUN, YOU CAN GET THE WHOLE FAMILY IN ON THE ACT.))
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[OUT Q=the whole family in on the act.]
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Her work on the cooking show earned her an Emmy and Peabody award. Child was just two days from her ninety-second birthday.
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Chip Sullivan makes the cut at the PGA Championship - the Avs get in 9 before what could be a rainy weekend. And Steve Mason checks in from UVa with some familiar freshmen football players. But first your extra point -
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The Nextel Cup drivers were unable to qualify today at Watkins Glen. The skies would finally dry out as the afternoon arrived, but water continued to seep onto the track surface. As a result they will start's Sunday Sirius at the Glen Nextel Cup race based on owner's points with Jimmie Johnson first and Ron Fellows last.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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UVa football practice was open to the media for the first time this summer this afternoon. Steve Mason was there along with photographer Scott Ayres and they found out first hand that competition for starting spots is at a premium.
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[S-Chip]


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Chip Sullivan has made the cut at the 86th PGA Championship at the Whistling Straits course in Kohler, Wisconsin. Chip shot a one under par 71 today that included four birdies and three bogeys. The key hole was the par five 16th. Yesterday Chip bogeyed it - today he birdied it.
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After two rounds he's tied for 31st, 8 shots behind co-leaders Justin Leonard and Vijay Singh.
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Ernie Els hung around the top of the leaderboard all afternoon long today thanks in part to putts like this. He shot a 70 and is one shot behind at 8 under. Tiger Woods had some serious work to do just to make the cut. But as he always seems to do - he made it happen with a three under par round today. He's at even par. Robert Gamez had the shot of the day. Watch him hit this five iron on the par three 17th hole. But even with the hole in one, he just made the cut at plus one. Your Hometown Station has the final two rounds of the Championship this weekend. Join us tomorrow and Sunday - five hours each day from 2 to 7pm.
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The second half of the season has been brutal at Salem Memorial for the Avalanche - but the fans continue to come out and today they got entertained.
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Early in the game, the Pelicans' Gregor Blanco, pulls off a sweet drag bunt down the first base line. He thinks he avoids the tag and slides in safely for the single. But, he's called out and then throws out after throwing his helmet at the first base ump. It stayed scoreless until the bottom of the 5th when Jeff Mackor went with the pitch and grooved one right up the middle to chase a couple of runners home and make it 2-to-0.
[SUPER=37-Myrtle Beach/2/Salem/6;]

Myrtle Beach got one in the 6th - but Salem came back in 7th with this Wade Robinson RBI single. The Avs win it 6 to 2 to snap a three game skid.
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[S-Hawks]


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The Gretna Hawks have a state title - but they are hungry for more gold this season.
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[SUPER=03-Gretna; :00]


Robert Senseney welcomes back 6 defensive starters, and 8 more on offense.
Senior quarterback Vic Hall has already committed to UVA, but this season he wants some of the younger Hawks to get a taste of winning.
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Gretna has a new 6 thousand square foot fieldhouse, which includes a locker room, weight room, and coaches' offices. The building was funded largely through private donations.
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[Seat-belts]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Virginia's seat belt usage is going up and the state's highway fatality rate is going down.
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D-M-V officials say safety belt use in the state has hit an all-time high.
Nearly 80 percent of vehicle occupants are buckling up.
That is a ten percent increase from two years ago.
State officials say the rise in seat belt usage has helped lower the number of traffic-related deaths by five percent.
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[IN Q=WE KNOW THAT WEARING A SAFETY BELT]

((VINCENT BURGESS/DMV ASST. COMMISSIONER: WE KNOW THAT WEARING A SAFETY BELT IN A CRASH CAN INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF SURVIVAL AND REDUCE INJURY UP TO 70 PERCENT. I MEAN, THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT. THE BOTTOM LINE IS WEAR YOUR BELT, YOU GET INTO A CRASH YOUR LIKELIHOOD OF SURVIVING THAT CRASH GO WAY UP. :24))
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Despite the record increase, Virginia's seat belt usage still lags about eight percentage points behind states which have primary seat belt laws. (------------)