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Virginia's a disaster area. We'll hear from the Governor.
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And get a first-hand look at storm damage in the Richmond area, in a LIVE report from Joe Dashiell.
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In sports, Falcons top Pick DeAngelo hall is out for two months with injury, Tech's Adibi has successful arm surgery, KJ Hippensteel prepare for the U.S. Open
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and we will also hold court at UVa with an update on the new 129 million dollar basketball arena.
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Our short term forecast looks great with sunshine and pleasant temperatures ahead. But we will check in on Frances for the latest details.
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News 7 is next.
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Daylight in the State Capitol reveals subsiding flood water.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But it also shows the extent of the damage in some of the city's most vibrant neighborhoods.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
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Five people are dead, one is missing and thousands are without electricity.
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It's the result of flash flooding after more than a foot of rain fell on Richmond yesterday.
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Tropical Storm Gaston (gass-TAHN') caused widespread flooding that closed Interstate 95 and more than 100 roads in the region just before the evening rush hour.
A 20-block section of downtown Richmond, including the historic Shockoe Bottom area, is condemned because of damage.

Governor Mark Warner walked through the area known for its bars and restaurants this morning and said it's too early for a firm damage estimate.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: THE DEVASTATION IN TERMS OF BUSINESSES IN THE BOTTOM IS OVERWHELMING. I'VE SEEN A COUPLE OF STORES THAT HAVE JUST BEEN TOTALLY WASHED OUT.))
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The five fatalities include two people in Richmond, two in Hanover County and one in Chesterfield County. One person is missing. Nearly 66-thousand customers are without electricity and many roads are still closed.
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As Shannon said, the Shockoe Bottom section of Downtown Richmond was hardest hit.
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Joe Dashiell is there tonight with a look at the damage. Joe how bad is it?
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[OUT Q=this time as well.]
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[SunCom]


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Storm damage in the capitol region is also affecting some cellphone service in the Roanoke Valley. SunCom representatives tell us the storm has knocked out a portion of its celluar service to both the Richmond and Roanoke areas. SunCom officials say the company hopes to restore some of the lost service by this evening.

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The Craig County School board will soon go from the classroom to the courtroom. More than 125-Craig County residents have filed a petition against the board stating they want an audit of school funds. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
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Susan Bahorich is looking into the story. Susan, what's the problem?
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Shannon- For the last several months there have been questions surrounding the school board. First- the board didn't have budget -now there are allegations of mismanagement, that's why some residents think an audit is the way to go.
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((Here at the Bear Paw Cafe, it's business as usual- bacon frying ((sizzle)) ... people eating, and talk centering around the school board.

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((FRANK DOMANSKI, CRAIG CO. RESIDENT: FIRST PLACE THEY SHOULD START IS WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD. WE'VE BEEN THROWING A LOT OF MONEY OUT THERE AND IT DOESN'T SEEM JUSTIFIABLE TO ME...)) [RUNS:09]
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.. or apparently- to 125-others. A group of concerned citizens petitioned Craig County Circuit Court to audit the school board from the '95- '96 school year to present.

((prepro #1))

The group wouldn't talk on camera, but states in court documents it wanted the audit to determine whether there had been any inappropriate spending or wrong doing.
Members of the group also want any recommendations for improving accounting practices- something some residents agree is necessary.

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((JANE COLE, CRAIG CO. RESIDENT: THAT'S WHY I WANT TO SEE THE AUDIT, 'CAUSE WE NEED EVERY BIT OF MONEY ACCOUNTED FOR IN THIS COUNTY.)) [RUNS:07]
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((SAM CALDWELL, CRAIG CO. RESIDENT: DEFINITELY AUDIT, CHECK EVERYTHING OUT BEFORE THE MONEY GOES IN AND THE MONEY IS GONE, CHECK IT OUT.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUTQ=.. check it out.]


According to documents, the school system does not oppose inspection of the books -but it does deny any wrong-doing.
((prepro quote)) School board member Tommy Zimmerman tells News 7- he hates to waste tax payers money, but says- he would like to see an audit performed and feels confident the audit will show the school finance records are in order and correct... ))
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Circuit Court Judge Bo Trumbo is scheduled to hear the case on September 13th.
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So, Shannon - it seems this issue is far from over..

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A day at a motorcross school proves fatal for an eleven year old boy.
We'll find out what happened when News 7 returns.
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Plus investigators think a dispute escalated into arson this morning in Roanoke.
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Someone set fire to one side of a duplex on Arbor Avenue before dawn this morning.
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Just after 4:30 A-M Danny Marsh says he awoke to the sound of his mother screaming. He says a man had broken the rear window on *her* side of the house and then threw something like a Molotov cocktail through the window.
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((DANNY MARSH/VICTIM'S SON: IT WENT STRAIGHT IN ON HER AND LANDED ON THE BED, BURNT HER. Keith Humphry/NEWS 7: Whatever the incendiary device might have been? DANNY MARSH: YEAH, I MEAN IT HAD TO BE SOMETHING TO DO WITH GAS OR IT AIN'T GOING TO CATCH LIKE THAT. Keith Humphry: So, it went up like that? YEAH IT WENT UP.))
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Donna Marsh got out okay, but the house sustained substantial damage... especially to the rear bedroom. Danny Marsh believes he knows who did it. Police attribute the crime to a domestic dispute between Donna Marsh and the suspect just yesterday.
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An eleven year boy has died after an accident at a motorcross track in Henry County.
It happened around five o'clock Sunday night.
The sheriff's department says students were attending a school for the weekend at the Lake Sugar Tree motorcross track.
During the final drill, 11 year old Jacob Nicholson of South Carolina ended up going in the wrong direction on the track.
A head on collision resulted and the victim died from his injuries.

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Roanoke County police say NO charges will be filed against a day care center that left a child stranded at a swimming pool. Five-year-old Hunter Kemper was on a field trip with the HoneyTree Early Learning Center, when the group accidentally left him behind for a half hour. The boy was okay, and the center says it has revised its policies to prevent future mishaps. The Department of Social Services is still investigating.

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A Christiansburg company is moving some more jobs.
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Hubbell Lighting is relocating all office responsibilites at the Christiansburg plant to South Carolina. Manufacturing support, information technology and international sales jobs will remain in Christiansburg. Hubbell has not said how many jobs the relocation will affect and our phone calls to Hubbell Lighting management were not returned. The Christiansburg plant employs 330 people.
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A late-day rally sent Wall Street higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW rose 51 points today.
NASDAQ gained about two.
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[Constantia]
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It's been four months since work began to transform an old Roanoke County restaurant into a new reception hall.


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Barbara Allen took on the project after being laid off from her job.
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But Myranda Stephens says Allen's labor of love is over, and the honeymoon is just beginning.
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(([NATS @ 4607] [RUNS02] ((YEAH THE FIREPLACE REALLY TURNED OUT WELL.)) Like a newlywed looking back on her wedding photos -- Barbara Allen relives the moments that led up to her big day.
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[RUNS04] ((WE'RE EXCITED. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL PLACE FOR THE BRIDES.)) Just four months ago, Allen and her family were cleaning up the old Sunnybrook Inn -- to turn it into the new Constantia -- a reception hall Allen named after an old winery in her native South Africa.
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[RUNS09] ((WE'VE PAINTED THE OUTSIDE. ALL THE TRIM WORK HAS BEEN REPAINTED. WE'VE DONE MORE LANDSCAPING. PLANTED A LOT OF FLOWERS.))
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[RUNS06] ((REPORTER: BUT JUST LIKE PLANNING A WEDDING, TURNING THIS OLD RESTAURANT INTO A NEW BANQUET HALL, DIDN'T COME WITHOUT A FEW SETBACKS.))
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[RUNS05] ((WE'VE HAD QUITE A BIT OF ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS AS FAR AS POWER OUTAGES.)) Which was the result of the construction of a new drainage system. That, and a two week wait on the wallpaper -- forced Allen to delay the opening by a month. But, now that's all in the past. In fact, Allen just hosted her first big event -- her daughter Tasha's wedding.
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[RUNS07] ((IT WAS NICE BEING ABLE TO PRACTICE ON HER WEDDING. BUT IT WENT VERY WELL, I THINK EVERYBODY REALLY ENJOYED IT.)) And with about 20-more events booked through the next year, Allen will have plenty more reasons to break out the champagne [SHOT OF BOTTLE @ 8:56:13]. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Roanoke County.))


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KJ Hippensteel is playing at the US Open tennis championships, we will check out UVa's new basketball court which is on schedule for completion
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and former Tech star and now Atlanta falcon DeAngelo Hall is out for two months with injury.
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Roanoke native K.J. Hippensteel begins play in the U.S. Open tennis tournament within the hour. Hippensteel ranked 205th in the world, received a wild card draw and plays Italy's Fillipo Volandri in round one. He is ranked 60th in the world.
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In action earlier today, 2000 U.S. Open men's champ Marat Safin was upset by unseeded Thomas Enqvist in four sets, 7-6, 6-4, 3-6 and 6-3.
Fifth seeded Tim Henman survived a five set, 3 hour and 37 minute marathon to advance to the second round also.
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Virginia's new 129 million dollar John Paul Jones basketball Arena has stayed on its construction schedule.
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The fact the facility is now coming out of the ground has generated a great deal of excitement in Charlottesville.
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16th ranked UVa takes on Temple Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field, the new home of the Philadelphia Eagles.
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Coach Al Groh will play freshman defensive back number 22 Phillip Brown out of Hargrave in the nickel package against the Owls.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies are off this week, and won't return to practice until tomorrow. One area they'll be working on before their September 11th date with Western Michigan
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is finding some depth at wide receiver. While freshman Josh Hyman stepped up and made a name for himself, a number of key misses - had fans wishing that reliable Justin Hamilton had not been required to move over to the tailback spot.
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In one other Tech note, freshman linebacker Xavier Adibi underwent successful surgery today at Montgomery Regional hospital. The one hour surgery was to re-attach the tendon in his right bicep muscle to the humerus bone. He will be in a sling for six weeks and has another six weeks of rehab ahead of him. He is out for the season.
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Adibi's older brother Nathaniel, a fifth round draft pick by Pittsburgh, was cut by the Steelers today as NFL teams bring their rosters down to 65 players.
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The Atlanta Falcons say rookie cornerback DeAngelo Hall will miss six to ten weeks with a small fracture on the left side of his hip. Hall was the eighth player picked in the past spring's draft. Coach Jim Mora had named Hall his starter on the left side three months ago. Hall was injured during an exhibition game Saturday night.
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[Campbell-Heroes]
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The Campbell County sheriff today honored some travelers who went the extra mile last spring.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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Three people received a lifesaving award for stopping to help a man after his truck wrecked and caught fire.
They managed to get him out, just before the car blew up.
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((RYAN SHORTER/RESCUED MOTORIST: I REMEMBER THE FIRE STARTED BURNING ME. I IMAGINED I WAS OUT AND THE NEXT THING I KNEW I WAS LAYING ON THE GROUND, LOOKING UP AT THE SKY.))
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Shorter suffered a broken leg and severe burns.
He's recovering, and the sheriff said he wouldn't be alive but for his three rescuers: Jerrod Epperson, Merle Yoder and Jimmy Masters.
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