[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Frances leaves a soggy calling card.
We'll wade through the remains.
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[VO-NAT :05]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And, long distance love the military way. We'll hear how one family's making it work.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[ENG#=]

Tonight on News 7 sports - a local high school football star breaks the traditional Mennonite mold and finds success.


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[VO-NAT]

And don't try to pigeon-hole Terry Holland either. He offically takes over at East Carolina today.

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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Folks measured the rain and the totals were impressive indeed. Tomorrow will bring showers but heavy rain is not expected.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Flash flooding, tornado warnings and downed trees. Frances leaves its mark on Central and Southwest Virginia.

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The worst appears to be over for most of the area.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Roanoke-Flooding]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-35 TC22:43]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Rain throughout the day caused innumerable headaches across the viewing area.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The bands of rain from the former Hurricane Frances dumped inches of water. The rain continues in some places.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Susan /Microwave;]


We start our coverage with Susan Bahorich. She's along the Roanoke River with more on the situation across the Roanoke Valley. Susan?
[LIVE= Susan /FULL]
[SUPER=@susan1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]
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((ROLLCUE:... a life of its own.))
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[Clearbrook]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC1:00:54]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]
[ENG#=1]


Never cross a flooded street. It's a lesson one motorist had to re-learn today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Matthew Morton had to abandon his car at the intersection of 220 and Buck Mountain Road. Morton says he undersestimated the depth of the water. But when it started seeping into the car he knew it was time to get out. Officials says as little as two feet of water can carry a car away. It's not always obvious how deep the water is, so they say it's best not to chance it.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[ENG#=2]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Elsewhere in Roanoke County, water rushed down parts of Cotton Hill Road, knocking out several driveways. In one place, a culvert was carried by the current about 100 feet downstream. For residents there, high water is nothing new.
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[SOT - 7:30]
[IN Q=I'm gonna drag it...]

((RONALD FLOWERS; I'M GONNA DRAG IT BACK UP THERE AND ROLL IT IN THE CREEK, BUT SOME GRAVEL AROUND IT AND SOME ROCK AND I'M GOING TO DRIVE BACK ACROSS IT LATER THIS WEEK. REPORTER: SO YOU'VE DONE THIS BEFORE? FLOWERS: DONE IT BEFORE, THE ONLY THING YOU CAN DO.))
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[OUT Q=only thing you can do.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; ]

In Franklin County, high water blocked several roads near Callaway. Most drivers obeyed the warning signs, but some took a gamble with the current. And in Boones Mill, high water threatened many businesses, but fell just short of causing significant damage. Franklin County officials opened an emergency shelter in Rocky Mount, but closed it when it appeared no one needed it.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=1:50:56 on 04-25]
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The storm then headed northward, bringing heavy rain to Rockbridge County late today.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Justin & Keith /Starlink;]


Justin McLeod is there tonight. What's it like now?
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(toss to Robin )
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[Schools]


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[NEWSCAST=6]
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A few schools have cancelled classes for tonight.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
BarPalma Beauty school, The Community School in Roanoke and Dabney Lancaster Community College are all closed.
Also, no night classes at Jefferson College of Health Sciences or Patrick Henry Community College.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC08:14]
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[ENG#=3]

Flooding was a problem in the New River Valley today as creeks overflowed their banks. Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa shows us how emergency crews coped.
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[IN Q=It's the sound]
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[SUPER=01-Bobby Perdue/VDOT Worker; :14]
[SUPER=03-Galax; :22]
[SUPER=01-Rick Clark/Galax Police Chief; :30]
[SUPER=01-David Morris/Max Meadows Fire Chief; :51]
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[OUT Q=Rachel DePompa, News 7.]

((NATS- CHAIN SAWS CUTTING TREE
It's the sound many awoke to this morning in the NRV. Metal grinding wood.
NAT CHAIN
also known as... VDOT feverishly working to clear blocked roads.

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[SOT:4:36: 41:00 ]
[IN Q=After the ground]

((BOBBY PERDUE: AFTER THE GROUND GETS SATURATED IF THERE'S SOME WIND THERE. THEY'LL PROBABLY BE SEVERAL MORE COME DOWN.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=come down.]


NATS- waters rushing.
Raging waters another dreaded noise that actually forced 10 families from their homes in Galax early this morning.

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[SOT:3:16:02:00 ]
[IN Q=Between 5:30]

((CHIEF CLARK: BETWEEN 5:30 AND 6:00 THIS MORNING WE EVACUATE 10 HOMES, SOME ON FOOT, WE NOTIFIED THE PEOPLE DOOR TO DOOR , THE GALAX FIRE DEPARTMENT ACTUALLY THE WATER RESCUE TEAM EVACUATED THE HOMES BEHIND US BY BOAT.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=us by boat.]


The town's now keeping a close eye on Chestnut Creek near the furniture plants.
NATS- 81 pumping.
Interstate 81 couldn't escape flooding. Exit 80 had to be closed.

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[SOT:4:49:50:00]
[IN Q=Drainage problem.]

((DAVID MORRIS: DRAINAGE PROBLEM ON THE INTERSTATE AND WATER BACK UP. WE'RE JUST TRYING TO HELP THEM OUT A LITTLE BIT. GET SOME WATER FLOWING.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=water flowing.]


And accidents filled Interstate 77. The worst... a tractor trailer hydro-planed into a guardrail and over an embankment. The driver had to be rescued, state police say a seat belt saved her life. Rachel DePompa, News 7.))

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Heavy rain also made driving treacherous in Central Virginia, but some took advantage of the situation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]

Several residents along the James River welcomed the good fishing weather. One resident rode out the storm in his houseboat.
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[SOT 16:19:32]
[IN Q=You can stay on this]

((BERNARD NOBLE/LYNCHBURG RESIDENT: YOU CAN STAY ON THIS THING. AS LONG AS YOU STAY ON IT YOU'RE SAFE. [COVER REST OF BITE WITH SHOT OF ROPE ATTACHED TO BOAT] KEEP YOUR ROPES TIGHT AND KEEP IT UP CLOSE TO THE BANK AS IT RISES AND IT'S SAFER THAN BEING OUT THERE.))
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[OUT Q=than being out there]
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[VO-NAT]

Farther west, the Stewartsville section of Bedford County was hardest hit with flash flooding this afternoon. Beaverdam Creek left its banks, washing out Spradlin Road. Routes 699 and 755 also remain closed at this hour.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Heavy rains washed out parts of major roads in Henry County like U-S 220. Streams and creeks were swollen, but stayed inside their banks. About 60-animals, however, had to be removed from the local S-P-C-A. Officials say they've been flooded out too many times in the past to take any chances.
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[IN Q=the building]

((LESLIE HERVEY/SPCA OF MARTINSVILLE/HENRY CO.: THE BUILDING HAS FLOODED FOUR TIMES. WHEN THE WATER RISES IT TIPS THE CAGES OVER, EVEN THE ANIMALS THAT ARE IN THE HIGHER CAGES COULDN'T STAY IN THE BUILDING.))
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[VO-NAT]

It wasn't flooding, but loss of power that drove students out of Patrick Henry Community College. A-E-P says the power has since been restored, though tonight's classes have been canceled.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


A Virginia Tech graduate is among the latest casualties in Iraq.
More on that when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus we'll hear from a hometown soldier now getting used to army life in Afghanistan.
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[COMMERCIAL]
[Price]

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Another Virginia Tech graduate has died fighting in Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]


The school's Corps of Cadets says Army First Lieutenant Timothy E. Price was killed by hostile fire yesterday in Baghdad.
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq/Yesterday;]


There was a major flare-up of fighting yesterday in the Baghdad slum of Sadr City. The Defense Department says several U-S soldiers were killed there.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/April 8]


Price was Midlothian native and a 2001 graduate of Virginia Tech.
In April, he spoke to Tech's Corps of Cadets about his experiences in Iraq.
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She works, she raises a family and she plays, but she does it all with a void in her life. Tonight, a military wife in Christiansburg tells us how she's adjusting to her husband's tour in Afghanistan.
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[SUPER=01-Melissa Kirkendall/Wife of Soldier;:28]
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[OUT Q=that it's here when they come back.]
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((HE LOOKS GOOD. HE'S LOST WEIGHT AGAIN - LAUGHS-.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=He's lost weight again ((laughs)).]

It's been months since Melissa Kirkendall last saw her husband Jeremy.
The National Guardsman's been stationed in Afghanistan since March. In a taped interview, he gets to share publicly information he might not tell his wife in private.
[SOT 12:17:20 - 12:17:29]
[IN Q=We unfortunately lost a couple people...]

((WE UNFORTUNATELY LOST A COUPLE PEOPLE A COUPLE WEEKS AGO AND THINGS LIKE THAT AND THAT SORT OF THING ALWAYS STAYS IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND., ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE IN AN AREA LIKE THIS.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=especially when you're in an area like this.]

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[IN Q=We will talk about what Annabell does...]

((WE WILL TALK ABOUT WHAT ANNABELL DOES OR WHAT BILLS WE HAVE TO PAY OR WHAT TRIP WE'RE GOING TO PLAN AND NOT NECESSARILY ABOUT THE THINGS THAT HE EXPERIENCED THAT DAY BECAUSE I DON'T NECESSARILY WANT TO KNOW THE THINGS HE EXPERIENCED THAT DAY AND SOMETIMES I DON'T THINK HE WANTS TO KNOW THE THINGS HE EXPERIENCED THAT DAY.)) [RUNS:25]
[OUT Q= thing he experienced that day.]

Annabell is the couple's 3 and a half year old daughter. Because of his military service, Jeremy's missed every one of her birthdays. But Melissa makes sure he's a part of her life.
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[IN Q=Before he left I made him read...]

((BEFORE HE LEFT I MADE HIM READ BOOKS INTO A TAPE RECORDER SO AT NIGHT WHEN SHE GOES TO BED DADDY READS HER A STORY.))
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[OUT Q=reads her a story.]

Melissa says she tries to keep life as normal as possible, stays busy working at Christiansburg High School and drops Jeremy an email or package every few days.
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[IN Q=You have two choices...]

((YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES WHEN THE GUYS ARE GONE. YOU CAN BREAK DOWN AND BE SAD AND UPSET AND BE WORRIED. OR YOU CAN CONTINUE TO LIVE YOUR LIFE SO THAT IT'S HERE WHEN THEY COME BACK.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=that it's here when they come back.]))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

Jeremy Kirkendall's scheduled to return to Christiansburg next July. Tomorrow on News 7 at six we'll show you how local support groups are helping keep spirits high overseas and on the homefront.

[Stocks]


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The Stock markets took a break from recent gains. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 29 points.
NASDAQ lost eight.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Day-Fire]
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[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=04-36 TC13:56]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


As wet as it was today, it's hard to believe anything could catch fire.
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


But a house on Day Avenue did.
Five people were inside the building when the fire broke out around noon.
No one was hurt.
Damage amounted to about 15-thousand dollars. The cause is under investigation.
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[Vick]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC25:42]
[GRAPHIC=Marcus Vick]
[ENG#=3]

Marcus Vick may have struck a deal with the prosecutor. Rather than pursue an appeal of his conviction on morals charges, the 20-year old suspended quarterback has apparently decided not to contest it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/May 14]

Tech receiver Brenden Hill pled "no contest" this morning to a single charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Under a plea agreement, he serves NO time, but will pay a 100-dollar fine and perform 24 hours of community service. The case resulted from a party at Vick's apartment last January involving 14 and 15-year old girls. Vick and two other players were appealing earlier convictions. Vick's case is set for a plea Monday.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[ENG#=APRISA]

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Terry Holland checks in from his new job at East Carolina. Alvin Pearman gets his ACC props -
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Plus, sports and religion - can you pray and play - this running back proves it's possible.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Most of his professional life has been centered around the ACC, but the Virginia Gentleman is ending his career outside the conference.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greenville, NC; ;00]

Terry Holland formally accepted the job of athletics director at East Carolina University this afternoon. He gets a five year contract and the challenge of waking up what he believes is a sleeping giant.
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[SUPER=01-Terry Holland/New E.C.U. Athletics Director; :08]
[SUPER=01-Steve Ballard/East Carolina Chancellor; :33]
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[OUT Q=..he had the whole package."]
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[S-Alvin]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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UVa is getting more and more attention as the season progresses. Already ranked in the top 20 in both polls, the Cavs are featured in the new Sports Illustrated that hits newsstands today. The article explores UVa's national championship potential.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Last Saturday; :00]

One Cavalier who has always played to his potential is running back Alvin Pearman. He has been named ACC specialist for the week for this electrifying punt return for a touchdown against Temple. The 70 yard scamper is the longest punt return at UVa since 1996 when Tiki Barber took one back 76 yards against N.C. State.

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[S-Jose]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-178 5053tc]
[GRAPHIC=FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA]
[ENG#=3]


The sports world often mirrors the real world, and when doing so it often showcases conflict - and sometimes resolution.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.; :00]

That's definitely the case in Carroll County where the Cavaliers star player and senior captain has found a way to mix what is normally oil and water - competitive sports and his strict Mennonite beliefs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=YEAH, IT WAS KIND OF...]
[SUPER=01-Jose Wengerd/Carroll Co. Tailback & Defensive Back; :04]
[SUPER=01-Tom Hale/Carroll Co. Head Coach; :21]
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[OUT Q=....TOUGH AT TIMES."]
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Much more with Jose, his dad Dale and his coach tonight on News 7 at 11. (------------)