[AM-Frances]

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[DOUBLE BOXES=Kim SOLO at Desk/Steve Microwave;]




[11Campground-Closed]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=dse]
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The National Park Service has closed the Otter Creek campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway as a precaution.
The campground is separated from the Parkway by a creek. If it floods, campers could be stranded.
The rest of the Parkway is open, but officials caution that additional closures may be necessary.
[TAKE VIDEO!!!!]

[11Flood-Preps]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC40:18]
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[TAKE VIDEO!!!]

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A-E-P spent yesterday lowering the water levels at Claytor and Smith Mountain Lakes.
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((TODD BURNS/AEP SPOKESMAN: WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO LOWER CLAYTOR BY ABOUT FOUR FEET AND LOWER SML BY A HALF A FLOOD 17 NEITHER ONE OF THESE FACILITIES ARE MEANT AS FLOOD CONTROL, BUT WE ANTICIPATE HEAVY RAINS COMING INTO THE AREA AND IT COULD SLOW DOWN THINGS JUST A BIT.))
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While crews aren't able to control creeks and streams, Salem's Swift Water Rescue Team says it is prepared for the worst.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

The team says it trains on a regular basis and checks its equipment daily for any emergency.
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[National-Frances]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
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President Bush will survey the damage today, just as Congress signed off on a two- billion dollar relief bill to help the victims of Charley and Frances.
19 deaths are now blamed on Frances.
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[SUPER=03-Vero Beach, FL;]


As remnants of Frances continue soaking much of the east coast, Florida residents are cleaning up the mess left by the former hurricane.
It's becoming all too familiar for many residents, who are also worried about their neighbors.
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((DIANA BORDOLI/STORM VICTIM: KIND OF PRAYING THAT IT HIT US INSTEAD OF THEM BECAUSE THEY JUST COULDN'T TAKE ANOTHER HIT. IT'S SO BAD OVER THERE. I DIDN'T WANT IT TO HIT US QUITE THIS STRONG AND WE HELD UP PRETTY WELL FOR THE MOST PART.))
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Officials say it could take a week to restore power to three million people who lost electricity in the storm.
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[Henry-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=net]
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Police in Henry County say a man was beaten and robbed while washing his car last night.
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[TAKE FS SUSPECT PIC #1]

The Sheriff's office says the victim was at Magic Car Wash on Maran's Hill in Bassett, when the suspect approached him from behind and hit him in the head with a club style object.
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The suspect then took the victim's wallet and left in a mid- eighties to early- nineties gray Mustang.
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[TAKE HENRY CO. PHONE NUMBER FS] The Crimestoppers Program offers a reward of up to one thousand dollars for information. If you have any on this incident, the Henry County Sheriff's office asks you to call them at 276-638-8751
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[11Read-Mountain]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=sba]
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Three students involved in a drug incident at a Botetourt County middle school last spring have learned their punishment. Three of the teens must perform 100-hours of community service and were put on probation. The fourth has reportedly used drugs since the incident in May and was placed back in custody in detention.
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The teens were among eleven involved in a May incident at Read Mountain Middle School. Five students were sent to the hospital after taking the anti-seizure medication, Klonopin, which one of the teens gave to his classmates.
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[Campaign-2004]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry will be in Cincinnati today to deliver a major speech on Iraq.
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Kerry will criticize President Bush's handling of the war.
He's charged that Bush sent U-S troops to the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Bush, meanwhile, accuses Kerry of switching positions.
Yesterday, Vice President Cheney appeared in Iowa, saying that the nation faces the threat of another terrorist attack, if voters make the "wrong choice on election day."
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
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In business news, a former investment banker is expected to be sentenced today.
Marcella Palmer has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((TODAY IS THE DAY FORMER CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON INVESTMENT BANKING STAR, FRANK QUATTRONE IS SCHEDULED TO BE SENTENCED IN MANHATTAN FEDERAL COURT. THE 48 YEAR OLD HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE AND WITNESS TAMPERING FOR SENDING AN E-MAIL INSTRUCTING CSFB EMPLOYEES TO CLEAN UP THEIR FILES.
IN AFTER HOURS TRADING TUESDAY SHARES OF SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO GOT A BOOST AFTER THE COMPANY REPORTED STRONG SUBSCRIBER NUMBERS. THE COMPANY SAYS SINCE JULY IT HAS ADDED 100-THOUSAND SUBSCRIBERS AND EXPECTS TO HAVE 1- MILLION OF THEM IN TOTAL BY YEARS END.
INVESTORS RETURNED FROM THE LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND READY MOVE OUT ON THE FIRST DAY OF TRADING AFTER THE LONG WEEKEND. TUESDAY THE STREET RALLIED ON A SHARP DROP IN OIL PRICES, UNDER 43 DOLLARS A BARREL, AND HEALTHY ECONOMIC NEWS OUT OF JAPAN AND GERMANY.
DOW CLOSED THE DAY UP 80. THE NASDAQ UP 14..
SHARES OF NETFLIX AND TIVO SOARED ON NEWS OF A POSSIBLE PACT. SHARES FOR BOTH COMPANIES SURGED MORE THAN 10 PERCENT ON WORD OF A POTENTIAL PARTNERSHIP THAT WOULD ALLOW SUBSCRIBERS TO DOWNLOAD DVD'S DIRECTLY ONTO A TIVO BOX.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKET LOG ON TO OUR SITE... CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. IN NY.. I'M MARCELLA PALMER.))


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[11Health-Flood]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC24:46]
[GRAPHIC=Frances]
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In addition to the immediate danger of rushing floodwater, officials are also reminding residents of the longer-term health risks.
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The aftermath of all the rain can be a concern when residents re-enter their homes.
There is the possibility of injury or electrocution.
Even the flood water should be handled with care because it may contain chemicals or sewage.
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((DICK TABB/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH MANAGER; THEN THERE ARE ISSUES LIKE MOLD BECAUSE OF ALL THE WATER THAT'S ABSORBED IN MATERIAL IN THE HOUSE. YOU NEED TO GET OUT AND REMOVE ANYTHING THAT COULD BE ABSORBENT LIKE CARPET OR UPHOLSTERY ITEMS 20 GET LOTS OF AIR MOVING IT THAT HOME. USE THINGS LIKE THINGS LIKE DEHUMIDIFIERS))
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The rain can also produce more breeding areas for mosquitos.
That increases the risk for the West Nile Virus.
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[6-Billings]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The reward for information on a murdered Grayson County teenager is getting bigger.
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The family of Brandon Billings is holding a memorial poker run to raise more money for the already 13-thousand dollar reward. Billings was found shot to death in his pick up truck nearly two years ago in October.
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((PATRICIA HUDSON: WE FEEL LIKE THE HIGHER IT IS.. THE MORE SOMEBODY'S GOING TO TALK ABOUT WHO KILLED HIM. MY FAMILY NEEDS PEACE. MY SISTER NEEDS PEACE. MY BROTHER IN LAW, MY NIECE. WE ALL NEED PEACE IN THIS. ))
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The Memorial Poker Run is on October 2nd. Registration begins at 11:00 a-m and the ride starts at 1:00 at the Exxon and Dairy Queen at exit 14 on I-77.
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[Chief-Flood]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Frances]
[ENG#=1]


As Leo just mentioned, flood watches and warnings are in effect as the remnants of Frances move through the region. There are ways to be prepared, in the event of a weather disaster.
I recently spoke with Roanoke City Fire Chief Jim Grigsby about what you should do to stay prepared.
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[COMM] [5-Health-Flood]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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[ENG=1]

Welcome back to News 7 Mornin'.
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. As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins tells us, 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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[RUNS13] ((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.))))

[ANCHOR=Kim]
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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 a 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.

[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
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In business news, stocks closed higher yesterday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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((STOCKS SURGED TUESDAY.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS GAINED NEARLY 81-POINTS.
AS THE NASDAQ ADDED 14.


THE LONG-TERM U-S BUDGET DEFICIT WILL LIKELY BE WORSE THAN PREVIOUSLY PROJECTED.
ASSUMING CURRENT ECONOMIC POLICIES REMAIN THE SAME, THE NONPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PROJECTS THE DEFICIT WILL BALLOON TO TWO-POINT-TWO-NINE TRILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT DECADE.
THE MARCH PROJECTION WAS TWO-POINT-OH-ONE TRILLION.

HOWEVER, THE PROJECTION FOR THE DEFICIT IN THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR WAS NARROWED BY 55-BILLION, TO 442-BILLION DOLLARS.


EMPLOYERS INCREASED BOTH THEIR HIRING AND LAYOFF PLANS IN AUGUST.
A SURVEY BY OUTPLACEMENT FIRM CHALLENGER, GRAY AND CHRISTMAS FOUND EMPLOYERS ANNOUNCED PLANS TO CUT MORE THAN 74-THOUSAND JOBS IN THE COMING MONTHS, UP SIX-POINT-SIX PERCENT FROM JULY.
EMPLOYERS ALSO ANNOUNCED PLANS TO HIRE MORE THAN 132-THOUSAND PEOPLE IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS AHEAD.
THE FIRM'S PRESIDENT POINTED OUT THAT MOST OF THE NEW JOBS ARE LIKELY TO BE SEASONAL AND TEMPORARY POSITIONS.


SHARES OF NETFLIX AND TIVO SURGED ON A MAGAZINE REPORT OF A POSSIBLE DEAL BETWEEN THE TWO COMPANIES.
NEWSWEEK, CITING A SOURCE, REPORTS THE DEAL WOULD ALLOW NETFLIX SUBSCRIBERS TO DOWNLOAD MOVIES OVER THE INTERNET TO THEIR TIVO DEVICES.
TIVO SHARES JUMPED UP NEARLY 15-PERCENT, WHILE NETFLIX CLOSED UP MORE THAN SEVEN-PERCENT.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE.))


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[PKG-Night-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-24 TC 1:11:50]
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Residents in one Rockbridge County know all to well the damage flooding can cause.
They saw it last year with Hurricane Isabel.
As Justin McLeod discovered one year later residents are still picking up the pieces and fearing what could happen this time around.

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