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Coming up on News 7-
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U-S Airways files for bankruptcy. What it means for customers in our area. A Franklin County man is found murdered in his home. The death toll continues to climb from Hurricane Ivan. And some hot dogs try to stay cool in Oregon.
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Plus N-F-L Sunday highlights. News 7 is next.

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For the second time in two years, a major airline with connections in our area files for bankruptcy.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[USAir-Bankruptcy]


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U-S Air made the announcement this afternoon.
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Today the president of the nation's seventh largest airline vowed to continue restructuring the airline into a low-cost carrier. The Chapter Eleven filing in U-S Bankruptcy Court came after the airline was unable to obtain 8-hundred million dollars in annual cost cuts from its workers' unions. The airline had warned during talks the concessions were needed.
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((BRUCE LAKEFIELD/US AIRWAYS PRESIDENT; OUR EMPLOYEES AT US AIRWAYS ARE SOME OF THE MOST DEDICATED AND HARDWORKING PROFESSIONALS IN THE MARKETPLACE. OUR JOB IN MANAGEMENT IS TO PRESERVE AS MANY JOBS AS POSSIBLE AS WE GO THROUGH THE TRANSFORMATION PLAN TO BECOME A COMPETATIVE CARRIER IN THE INDUSTRY.))
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[OUT Q=a competative carrier in the industry.]
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U-S Airways says customers will not notice the bankruptcy -- and it will seek permission to continue its frequent flyer rewards program.
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[US-Airways]


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The long term effects on the local air industry is still being debated, but it appears the immediate impact should be minimal.
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Some travellers say they are worried about the future of the airline, while others say it's just the nature of the business since the September 11th attacks.
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((STEPHANIE NICHOLS/ROANOKE RESIDENT: IT WOULD AFFECT ME A LOT. IT'S ALREADY KIND OF WEK HERE AND I WOULD HATE TO SEE ANYMORE CHANGES WHERE WE DON'T HAVE FLIGHTS THAT TAKE OFF WHEN WE NEED TO...)) ((ARTHUR KOHTZ/LEXINGTON RESIDENT: THESE AIRLINES HAVE HAD THESE FINANCIALLY ISSUES FOR YEARS- THEY ALWAYS SEEM TO FIND FORMAT TO RESTRUCTURE DEBT AND IF THEY GO OUT SOMEONE WILL BUY THEM OR CONSOLIDATE OR ANOTHER AIRLINE WILL TAKE THEIR PLACE.))
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Officials at the Roanoke Regional Airport say it is business as usual. While they are supportive of US Air, they're looking to other options such as "Independence Air," which could soon be a new addition.
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((J. GRANGER MACFARLANE: ROANOKE DID NOT MAKE THE FIRST CUT, BUT WE ARE VERY MUCH IN LINE TO MAKE THE SECOND CUT, FOR WHICH I THINK WILL COME LATE THIS YEAR, EARLY NEXT YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-J. Granger Macfarlane/Roanoke Regional Airport Commission; ]
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[OUTQ=... early next year.]
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Again, US Airways officials say customers should feel NO impacts of the bankruptcy filing, and all flight schedules and customer services will NOT be interrupted.
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A major accident has closed all of Interstate 81 in Wythe County. State Police say a northbound tractor trailer crossed the median and struck a southbound tractor trailer head on near Interstate-77. Traffic is being rerouted around the accident, but State Police say it could be some time before the interstate is fully reopened.

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Franklin County authorities are investigating a homicide.
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Investigators say 32-year-old Ronald Christopher Bonds was found dead inside his mobile home on English Road around 2:30 yesterday afternoon. A friend told police he went to the home to check on Bond after no one heard from him. Investigators say the body was sent to the medical examiner's office to determine exactly HOW he died. So far, officials have NOT named any suspects.
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[Ivan]


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Hurricane Ivan is blamed for at least 60 deaths across the Caribbean, and now millions have fled their homes that are in the path of the monstrous storm. Manuel Gallegus has the story.
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((LEAVING A PATH OF DAMAGE AND DEATH ACROSS THE CARRIBEAN HURRICANE IVAN IS NOW SET TO HIT WESTERN CUBA MONDAY. ((MAP)) AND AFTER CROSSING CUBA INTO THE GULF, DEPENDING ON HOW IVAN BEHAVES IT COULD SLAM INTO THE U.S. ANYWHERE FROM CENTRAL--WESTERN FLORIDA TO LOUISIANA. SOUTH IN THE FLORIDA KEYS THEYRE STARTING TO THINK THE WORST OF IVAN WILL PASS THEM BYRESIDENTS WHO PLAYED IT SAFE AND EVACUATED DAYS AGO HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF WAITING.
-SOT-SUPER: CYNTHIA HICKSON/KEY WEST

"It's OK here, but it's time to go. It's just the hurricane has been dragging on too long and I'm really ready to go home."
-STAND-UP-MANUEL GALLEGUS, SARASOTA
BUT WHILE THEYRE FEELING RELIEVED TO THE SOUTH-THE THREAT HAS SHIFTED HERE FURTHER NORTHFROM SARASOTA TO THE PANHANDLE.



WHILE IT WAS A PICTURE PERFECT DAY TO BE NEAR THE SARASOTA COASTBY TUESDAY IVANS LONG REACH MAY BRING HEAVY WIND AND RA

IN. AND THERES STILL PLENTY OF DAMAGE HERE LEFT OVER FROM HURRICANES CHARLEY AND FRANCES. THE ARATARI FAMILY WHOSE HOME WAS WRECKED BY CHARLEY THOUGHT THE WORST WAS OVERTHEY WERE REMARKABLY UPBEAT, AS THEY MOVED INTO A TEMPORARY HOME
-SOT-I think we could win survivorI wonder what well do with our weekends when hurricane season ends.

THEYRE TIREDBUT NOT GIVING-UPLIKE MANY HERETHEY KNOW HURRICANE SEASON WILL END SOON.. BUT EVEN IF IVAN SIDE-SWIPES FLOR
IDA2004 WILL BE ALWAYS BE REMEBERED AS ONE OF WORST EVER. MANUEL GALLEGUS,CBS NEWS SARASOTA.))



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A North Carolina man is in custody after allegedly trying to escape police custody. Danville police say 38 year old Michael Wyatt was wanted for *vehicular larceny* charges in North Carolina. After they arrested him, police say Wyatt kicked out the window of a police cruiser. He was quickly taken into custody. Wyatt faces charges of assault and battery on a police officer, escape, and malicous damage to a police car. He's being held at the Danville City Jail without bond.

[Fake-Charities]


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The Better Business Bureau advises people to use caution when donating money to unfamiliar charities.
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Officials say several people in our area have reported calls from charities claiming to collect money for the hurricane victims in Florida, on behalf of the Red Cross.
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But, the Red Cross says it does NOT solicit donations over the phone. The B-B-B urges people to be aware of calls like these, and to make sure any charity they donate to is legitimate. Officials add that donors should also find out HOW the money they donate will be used.
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, the insurgency erupts in Iraq with coordinated attacks across the country...
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and also, an environmental group takes a giant step toward preserving a recognizable mountaintop.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Joe Gibbs is victorious in his NFL return. Vick and the Falcons take the West Coast offense out west, and Ernest Wilford grabs his first pro TD. Plus, we'll check in with Tech and UVa following blowout wins, and Barry Bonds inches closer to 700. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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An especially deadly day in Iraq. Insurgents hammered central Baghdad with one of their most intense mortar and *rocket barrages* ever. Scott Rapoport has more.
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((BAGHDAD BUCKLED UNDER INTENSE MORTAR AND ROCKET BARRAGES...IN SOME OF THE MOST INTENSE FIGHTING YET BETWEEN INSURGENTS AND U.S. FORCES IN THE CAPITAL CITY. WHEN IT WAS OVER...AT LEAST 37 WERE KILLED IN BAGHDAD ALONE. MANY OF THE CASUALTIES COMING AFTER A U.S. HELICOPTER FIRED AT CROWDS AROUND THIS DISABLED BRADLEY FIGHTING VEHICLE. THE BRADLEY HAD BEEN ATTACKED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ASSIST A U.S. PATROL. AMONG THE DEAD FROM THE HELICOPTER STRIKE...AN ARAB TELEVISION REPORTER COVERING THE SCENE. THIS REUTERS CAMERAMAN STANDING NEXT TO HIM WAS HOSPITALIZED. HE SAYS... QUOTE - "THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG. THEN SUDDENLY IT STARTED BOMBING." ACROSS THE COUNTRY, SUNDAYS DEATH TOLL FROM THE VIOLENCE NEARED 60 OR MORE. WITH MORE THAN 200 INJURED. THE INSURGENT ATTACKS COME IN THE WAKE OF A PURPORTED AUDIO TAPE FROM SUSPECTED TERROR MASTERMIND ABU MASAB AL - ZARQAWI... Nat... Generic audio... ...WHO APPEALED TO FOREIGN FIGHTERS TO JOIN THE INSURGENCY. THIS AS THE UNITED STATES REMAINS RESOLUTE. Sot: Secretary of state, Colin Powell Courtesy: NBC "This is not the time to get weak in the knees or faint about it, but to drive on and finish the work that we've started. BUT WITH SCENES LIKE THIS FROM SUNDAY...THERE ARE MORE CONCERNS THAT VIOLENCE HERE APPEARED TO BE SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL. SCOTT RAPOPORT...CBS NEWS...NEW YORK.))


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The Virginia Democratic Party has decided to nominate the party's statewide candidates next year in a primary. Lieutenant Governor Timothy Kaine is expected to be unopposed for the nomination for governor, but there are four candidates for lieutenant governor and two for attorney general. From our area, State Senators Creigh Deeds of Bath County and John Edwards of Roanoke are expected to run for Attorney General. The primary will be June 14th, the same day as the Republican primary.

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A gathering of the grandparents was held in Washington D.C. today.
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An organization called the Granny Voters came to the nations capital today to encourage other grandparents to be a trustee of the future by voting on election day this year. The founders are out to remind grandparents everywhere that their vote can make a difference.
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, the pleasant weather will continue into the start of the workweek, but Hurricane Ivan could bring rain. We'll have your forecast in a few minutes.
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and also, talk about learning how to doggie paddle. One pool opens its waters to EVERYONE.
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[Read-Mountain]


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Dozens of people in Roanoke County took a hike today to help save the land they treaded on.
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More than 100-hikers participated in the third annual Take-a-hike-a-Thon for Read Mountain. The goal is to raise money for the Read Mountain Alliance, which works to preserve the mountain, and hopes to buy some of the land to build a public park.
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((MIKE LAFFOAN/READ MT. ALLIANCE: IT'S VERY FEW PLACES IN ROANOKE THAT YOU CAN FIND THE PRESTINE. THERE'S NO TOWERS ON THE MOUNTAIN, VERY FEW POWER LINES ON THE MOUNTAIN, AND THE UPPER SLIPS OF THE MOUNTAIN IS JUST THEOSE BEAUTIFUL WILDERNESS CONDITION AND WE WANT TO KEEP IT THAT WAY.))
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Today's event raised more than eleven-thousand dollars. Organizers say they need about 500-thousand to meet their goal -- which they hope to do in the next two or three years.
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Coming up, the Redskins throw a welcome back party for Joe Gibbs, we'll check in with some of UVa's speedy rushers, and Bonds goes deep in Arizona, but first our extra point,
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Roger Federer made short work of Leyton Hewitt in the men's final at the US Open. Federer won the first set 6-love and cruised to a straight sets win, capturing his third Grand Slam title of the year.
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[S-Skins]


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Joe Gibbs' return to Washington was a rousing success today as the Skins held off Tampa Bay in Gibbs' first NFL game on the sidelines in 12 years.
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Gibbs, who picked up career win number 141 liked to see this.
On the first carry of the season, and his first as a Redskin, Clinton Portis finds a hole and rips off this 64 yard TD run. Portis rushed for 148 yards on 29 carries.
There was trouble later though as Mark Brunell gets his foot stepped on, and then fumbles trying to hand off to Portis. Roanoke's Ronde Barber scooped up the pigskin and ran it in for his 7th career touchdown.
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But the Bucs couldn't score an offensive TD and Washington won it 16 to 10.
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Michael Vick and the Falcons are 1 and oh after holding on to beat the 49'ers today.
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Vick had this early touchdown toss to Alge Crumpler to put the Birds on top 7-zip. But Vick struggled much fo the day throwing for just 163 yards with a pick.
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The Falcons survived 21 to 19 though after breaking up a pass on a two point conversion late in the game as Jim Mora, Jr. won his debut.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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In the AFC, Tech product Ernest Wilford hauled in his first touchdown as a pro. It was a big one as Wilford outmuscled three Bills for the 7 yard score from Byron Leftwich as time expired. The play was ruled a TD after a review because the receiver was forced out of the endzone.
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The Jags beat the Bills 13 to 10.
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The Virginia Cavaliers moved up to number 12 in the new AP college football poll this week. UVA broke the school's record for kick off return yards in a game with 238 in a 56-24 win over North Carolina yesterday. Steve Mason says these Cavs are on the run.
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((Al Groh tipped his hat to his fans after beating UNC but gave much of the credit for the win to his incredibly well stocked running game. ((:))
One of those backs, Marquis Weeks, is now at safety but has made a habit of ruining the Tarheels visits to Charlottesville. For the second time since 2002, Weeks ran back a kick off 100 yards for a touchdown as UVa gave Carolina a clinic in special teams play. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
Al Groh gave fans a few different looks when offensive lineman Elton Brown played on the defensive line on short yardage situations and Chris Long, son of NFL Hall of Famer and Howie Long played several snaps at defensive end. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))


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Virginia Tech picked up a huge committment tonight when Phoebus running back Elan Lewis verbaled to the Hokies. Lewis is the 17th rated back in the country and could factor in the Hokies plans next year as a true freshman, much like Eddie Royal has this season. Royal was one of 6 Hokies to score their first TD against Western Michigan.
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Nascar heads to New Hampshire this weekend with the Chase for the Cup now set. Here's a look at the top ten. [TAKE FS BOARD 1-5]
Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson lead the way after the points reset. Junior, Tony Stewart and defending champ Matt Kenseth round out the top 5. [TAKE FS 6-10]
There's a peek at the second five. Just 45 points separate first from tenth.
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[WIPE TO ENG!!]
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Barry Bonds continued his pursuit of history today in Arizona, smacking the 699th homer of his career. Bonds now has 41 dingers on the season. The Giants beat the D-backs 5-2 and own a one game lead in the NL wild card race.
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[Dog-Swim]


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One swimming pool in Oregon sure has gone to the dogs.
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The municipal pool in Medford opened its waters to four-legged friends yesterday. Owners were able to swim and play with their pets for about four hours before the city drained the pool for the season. More than one hundred pooches took advantage of the cool waters. Organizers say they're very pleased with the turnout, and hope to do this again next year as a fundraiser for the humane society. (------------)