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Today on News 7 at 5, a nine year old boy accidentially kills his two year old brother.
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Plus as Florida cleans up from hurricane Frances, Southwest Virginia braces itself for her heavy rain.
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All the latest forecast information continues the trend for a flooding event tomorrow with flash flooding and larger river flooding both under consideration.

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Also today, a camera is found that shows how terrorists treated the children they held hostage in a Russian school.
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The state lets Ralph Nader know if he will be allowed on the presidential ballot.
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Plus Terry Hollad is leaving the University of Virginia. News 7 at 5 is next.
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Frances leaves Florida behind, but she could cause big problems here in Southwest Virginia.
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For days we have watched as the winds and heavy rain from Frances pounded the Sunshine state. Now it's bringing the rain here to our region.
Lets go over to Robin Reed in the News 7 Weather Center to see what we should prepare for.

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With the threat of flooding in our area, the Red Cross is advising folks to prepare now before it's too late.
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Myranda Stphens is live along the Roanoke River- Myranda what should people do at this point?
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But, you never can tell with mother nature -- as we've seen in Richmond, and in our own area in the past. With that mind, the Red Cross says the first thing people should do is develop a disaster plan.
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Coming up on News 7 at Six, we will tell you what the Red Cross
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and other emergency response agencies are doing on THEIR end to prepare for possible flooding.


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The wrath of Frances isn't over yet and there is yet another Hurricane to watch-
Ivan could be heading to Florida- where as Aleen Sirgany reports, the cleanup is barely underway from Frances.
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(( LOCATOR: WEST PALM BEACH, FL DEVASTATED BY HURRICANE FRANCES, SOME FLORIDIANS HAVE LOST LITERALLY EVERYTHING. FRANCES COMPLETELY FLOODED OUT THIS WEST PALM BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD...LEAVING NOTHING BUT A TRAIL OF TRASH LEFT BEHIND. "everything is gone"
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phew! (wipes his nose) The smell!!"
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FOR MANY,IT'S NO LONGER SAFE FOR THEM TO STAY IN THEIR HOMES.
DEWEY PALMER/CITY INSPECTOR, WEST PALM BEACH: "We can't kick em out of their houses - but a lot of these houses are unsafe to be in." WITH FLOOD WATERS EVERYWHERE, CREWS SCRAMBLING TO RESTORE POWER AND DOWNED POWER LINES COULD BE A DEADLY COMBINATION....AND FLORIDIANS ARE GETTING TIRED OF BEING IN THE DARK.
MARLA BURNS/PALM BEACH GARDENS RESIDENT: It's frustrating, because we've been waiting for everything for a long time we've been waiting for power, water."
WATER HAS RUN OUT AT THIS FEMA CENTER BUT THERE'S ICE..AND PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO WAIT FOR HOURS UPON HOURS TO GET IT. ALEEN SIRGANY/CBS NEWS: THERE ARE LONG LINES IN RESTAURANTS TOO...WHILE SOME PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO BUY THE BASICS THEY JUST DON'T HAVE THE ELECTRICITY TO COOK IT AND THAT'S WHY THEY HAVE TO COME HERE."
DELICIOUS. FINALLY, FINALLY"
FINALLY SOME RELIEF FOR MILLIONS WHO ARE BEING WARNED NOT TO LET THEIR GUARD DOWN...THEY'RE STAYING BOARDED UP FOR ANOTHER ONE...HURRICANE IVAN COULD SOON BE ON THE WAY. BARBARA CHIACCHIL/WEST PALM BEACH BUSINESS OWNER Ivan!! (laughs) - that's why we're gonna put 'em back up - that's a pretty serious hurricane comin' our way!" HEARTBROKEN AND HOMELESS, SOME SAY THEY SIMPLY CAN'T SURVIVE ANOTHER ONE. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA.))

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For the second time within a week - a family is grieving the death of a child killed by a gun shot.
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Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call last night in the Alleghany section of the county. Sheriff officials won't confirm it, but the victim is believed to be two-year-old Zeth Pickering. According to the investigation, his nine-year-old brother shot the boy in the back.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at six, we'll take a closer look at the case. Plus, we will talk with personnel from a local gun training and sales center on ways families can protect against accidential shootings.
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Amateur Video is released today showing the conditions inside a Russian school while militants held hundreds of children hostage.
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The militants apparently took the video of the crowded gymnaisum.
A Russian television network says the video was made by the people holding the hostages. It shows explosive bundles attached to wires.
The hostages can be seen fanning themselves in the heat.
A blood streak is also seen stretching across the gymnasiums wooden floor.
The seige at the school ended with more than 300 dead.
No word on how the TV station got a hold of the tape.
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The state election board says it will NOT allow Ralph Nader on the presidential ballot. We'll tell you why after the break.
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Also a judge wants to know if members of a Wythe County family are competent to stand trial in the death of a woman.


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Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader will not be on the state ballot in November.
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The State Board of Elections says Nader's campaign fell short of getting the required ten thousand certified signatures required on his qualifying petitions.
Election board secretary Jean Jensen says the board was only able to verify a little over 73 hundred signatures.
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Nader had submitted about 12-thousand-900 signatures, but thousands were disqualified for being illegible or from people who are not registered to vote.
The Election Board says Nader's campaign will have to go to court if they still want to try to get him on the ballot.

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Meanwhile, John Kerry and George W. Bush are hot on the campaign trail-
Senator Kerry today told a crowd in Greensboro- that predictions of a record federal budget deficit-
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show that President is taking the nation in the wrong direction.
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President Bush took his campaign to Missouri- saying if you re-elect him, the nation will be safer, stronger and better.
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President Bush says the tax code and health coverage laws are outdated... he says they must be changed to help Americans in today's workforce.

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A Wythe County father and his two sons accused in the death of their wife and mother may NOT be competent to stand trial.
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A judge order a competency evaluation today for 79-year-old Elmer Crigger and his two sons, Daniel and Donald. The three are charged with abuse and neglect of an incapacitated adult, 65-year-old Esther Crigger. Police say her respirator was unplugged, her diaper was not changed and family dogs had partially eaten her left arm to the bone when her body was found.
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Results of the competency evaluations are expected in December.
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With the possibility of flooding in the area -- Health officials say that you should be aware of the potential health concerns that can came along with all of the rain.
They say now is the time to plan ahead for the aftermath.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with more-- Joy what is the biggest concern for health officials?.
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Jean, They're concerned about the physical safety of people re-entering their homes after the flood.
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There is a risk for injury, electrocution, and exposure to contaminated flood water.
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((IF YOU'RE SEPARATED, IF CHILDREN ARE IN SCHOOL, PARENTS ARE AT WORK, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SOMEONE YOU CAN CONTACT TO SAY I'M LOCATED IN THIS AREA AND THAT CONTACT PERSON CAN SAY WE'VE HEARD FROM YOUR CHILDREN EVERYONE'S OKAY YOU'RE GOING TO MEET UP HERE 30))
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The agency also recommends having a disaster supply kit on hand as well.
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((MAKE SURE YOU GOT BATTERY POWERED RADIO ON HAND, A FLASHLIGHT WITH EXTRA BATTERIES, A FIRST AID KIT, WATER ON HAND, A CAN OPENER AND SOME CAN GOODS JUST IN CASE YOU MIGHT NEED IT.))
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Another concern is food safety -- throw away any food that has come in contact with rain water unless it's in can --even jars must be thrown out.
In the event of a power outage. Don't eat food that's been out of the refrigeration for longer than four hours. Food in the freezer is o.k to eat if still has ice crystals.
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Jean,

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Coming up next, Robin will have more details on the wet forecast.
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Then in Sports, one of the key architects of the U-V-A sports program says he is leaving the University.
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There's more News 7 at 5 to come. Up a little later, a Martinsville man hogs some glory at a Nevada cooking contest.
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Virginia Tech opens up the home portion of its schedule on Saturday and Mike Stevens says fans arriving at Lane Stadium will notice several things that are under construction.

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Terry Holland is the new athletic director at East Carolina University.
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Holland, who was the University of Virginia head men's basketball coach from 1974 to 1990 and then UVa athletic director from 1995 until 2001, most recently served as a special assistant to Virginia president John Casteen.
Holland is the most successful coach in UVa basketball history with a 326-173 record.
He assisted in the 86 million dollar Scott Stadium expansion and also played a key roll in planning the 130 million dollar John Paul Jones Arena.
Holland has agreed to a five year contract with East Carolina and will begin his duties October first.
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From one court to another, more U.S. Open tennis today.
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Sixth-seeded Elena Dementieva (deh-mehn-tee-AY'-vah) upset second-seeded Amelie Mauresmo
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ut of the tournament but she also lost a chance to overtake Belgium's Justine Henin-Hardenne (EH'-ah ar-DEHN') as the number-one women's player in the world.
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The Salem Avalanche broke its 2001 single season attendance record but finished last in the division. Manager Russ Nixon sees some positives to the season.
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That's it for the ticker, we will see you at six everybody.

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Investors on Wall Street seemed eager to get back to business after the holiday break. A strong buying spree pushed the markets higher. Marcella Palmer has more.
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A man from our region has SMOKED the competition in a national rib festival.
Tommy Houston, who owns the Checkered Pig in Martinsville, won the West Nugget Rib Cook-off in Sparks, Nevada.
It was Houston's third year in the competition. He had never placed before, so this year he adapted his sauce to suit Western tastes.
He says he made his ribs spicier, smokier and less sweet.
Houston won 75-hundred dollars, a four foot trophy and bragging rights for a year.
The five day cookoff used 130 thousand pounds of ribs.
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