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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich...... Comfortable and mild today with temperatures in the mid 70s. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the complete forecast shortly.




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Richmond-area flood victims will have a place to go for help starting at noon today.
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That's when a disaster recovery center opens on East Broad Street. City officials say representatives of federal, state and voluntary agencies will be available to answer questions about disaster relief. Victims are NOT required to go the center for help. Also available for Virginians who can't work because of the flooding is disaster unemployment assistance. The federally funded program could be especially helpful for people who worked in the city's Shockoe Bottom, where several businesses suffered extensive damage. The program pays up to 326-dollars per week until the recipients are able to go back to work.
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Anyone interested in applying should visit the nearest Virginia Employment Commission office or the disaster recovery center on East Broad Street. Anyone who suffered damages, or may need unemployment aid should first call 1-800-621-3362.
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U-S Senator George Allen is scheduled to tour the devastated area later today.[7-11Salvation-Army]


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As Virginia still deals with Gaston's aftermath -- some Salvation Army members from Roanoke are headed to Florida to help clean up from Frances.
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Three members left yesterday in the Army's canteen -- which is packed full of water and enough food to feed more than 13- hundred people. They're headed today to a staging area in South Carolina for a briefing. *Frances' slow move* towards land allowed officials more time to organize relief efforts.
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((ERIK NICKELL: WE'VE GOT MOBILE UNITS IN TEXAS COMING IN, ATLANTA THEY'RE STAGED AND SOUTH CAROLINA SO IT'LL BE A CONVERGENCE ON FLORIDA AND I THINK GOVERNOR BUSH JUST REALLY GOT EVERYTHING TOGETHER FOR THIS ONE.))
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Volunteers will wait until it's safe and then spread out across the state. Those from Roanoke say providing relief is a rewarding experience.
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((ERIK NICKELL: USUALLY THE VOLUNTEERS THAT WE BRING AND THE VOLUNTEERS THAT SHOW UP THAT HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE STORM ALWAYS HAVE A GREAT TIME AND JUST FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE AND JUST SERVING THEM.))
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Providing relief is nothing new for the Roanoke Salvation Army. In 2001, members responded to the Pentagon after 9-11 -- and last year to victims of Hurricane Isabel.

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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahorich...... Mostly cloudy today with temperatures in the 70s, and a 40 percent chance of rain.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast coming up.[55-11Holiday-Travel]


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If you plan on traveling today for the holiday -- expect to have a lot of company.
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Heavy traffic is expected on Virginia highways. Virginia State Police will have 75- percent of its workforce patrolling through tonight. Last year, troopers issued more than 13-thousand tickets over the holiday weekend. Officials say they'll be on the lookout for all violations -- including aggressive and drunken driving.
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Labor Day marks the traditional start to the fall campaign, and in Virginia, that campaign begins with the annual parade in Buena Vista. This year's parade is probably a preview of next year's race for governor, because Attorney General Jerry Kilgore and Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine are both there today, along with candidates for this year's elections.



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Home cooked food and hometown music helped Ninth District Democrats kick off their political season yesterday.
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The "Acres of Democrats" rally is a tradition more than 20- years old. It gets it's name from something President Harry Truman said in 1960 while taking a train ride through the District.
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((GARY HANCOCK: AND HE STOPPED IN ABINGDON.... ACRES AND ACRES OF DEMOCRATS HERE.))
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The rally is an official kick off to Congressman Rick Boucher's run for a 12th term in the House of Representatives. He's being challenged by Republican Kevin Triplett. Meanwhile, Democrats say they're seeing a renewed spirit in their party state wide.
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((TIM KAINE: WE'RE SEEING NOW IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL CYCLE JUST A TREMENDOUS OUTFLOW OF ENERGY, YOUNG VOTERS, PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T BEEN TO MEETINGS... GREAT TIME TO KEEP REBUILDING THE PARTY.))
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Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine says southwest Virginia will be seeing a lot of him over the next year as he makes a run for the governor's office.


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Good morning, I'm Susan Bahoric...... Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and temperatures in the mid 70s. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast coming up.




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Democrats in the Ninth District kicked off their political season yesterday.
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The "Acres of Democrats" rally is a tradition more than 20- years old. It gets it's name from something President Harry Truman said in 1960 while taking a train ride through the District.
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((GARY HANCOCK: AND HE STOPPED IN ABINGDON.... ACRES AND ACRES OF DEMOCRATS HERE.))
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The rally is an official kick off to Congressman Rick Boucher's run for a 12th term in the House of Representatives. He's being challenged by Republican Kevin Triplett. Meanwhile, Democrats say they're seeing a renewed spirit in their party state wide.
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((TIM KAINE: WE'RE SEEING NOW IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL CYCLE JUST A TREMENDOUS OUTFLOW OF ENERGY, YOUNG VOTERS, PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T BEEN TO MEETINGS... GREAT TIME TO KEEP REBUILDING THE PARTY.))
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Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine says southwest Virginia will be seeing a lot of him over the next year as he makes a run for the governor's office.


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Richmond-area flood victims will have a place to go for help starting at noon today. That's when a disaster recovery center opens on East Broad Street.
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City officials say representatives of federal, state and voluntary agencies will be available to answer questions about disaster relief. Victims are NOT required to go the center for help. Also available for Virginians who can't work because of the flooding is disaster unemployment assistance. The federally funded program could be especially helpful for people who worked in the city's Shockoe Bottom, where several usinesses suffered extensive damage. The program pays up to 326-dollars per week until the recipients are able to go back to work.
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Anyone interested in applying for aid or unemployment aid, should visit the nearest Virginia Employment Commission office or the disaster recovery center. If you do need help you're asked to first call call 1-800-621-3362.
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U-S Senator George Allen is scheduled to tour the devastated area later today. [Anchor=Susan]