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A Danville man is killed in a chain reaction collision in North Carolina.
The wreck involved nearly a dozen vehicles.
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And, authorities release the name of a New River drowning victim. [WX-Head]
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A few isolated showers today, but bigger problems by the weekend. I'll have the latest on Ivan, and your forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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A truck driver is charged with the traffic death of a Danville man in a chain-reaction crash in North Carolina.
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The accident occurred yesterday, but we did not learn the victim's name and home town until this morning.
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The North Carolina Highway Patrol identifies him as Michael Reynolds Coward of Danville. He was killed when nine cars and two trucks piled up on US 29 in Guilford County, north of Greensboro.
Six other people were hurt. Investigators say the accident started when a truck hit a car, where lanes merge for a construction zone. The truck driver is charged with involuntary manslaughter for Michael Coward's death.
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It was a Pembroke man who drowned in the New River yesterday while trying to save a woman. His identity was released this morning.
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Montgomery County Sheriff's officials say 27 year old Christopher Merix jumped in the New River to save a friend who had fallen off some rocks. Witnesses say Merix appeared to have a problem and was swept away. The water was very high yesterday and fast moving. His body was recovered a mile and a half down the river near Eggleston Bridge in Giles County.
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[Hurricane-Ivan]


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From New Orleans to the Florida Panhandle-- residents are being asked or ordered to leave, as Hurricane Ivan lunges toward the Gulf Coast.
As Jennifer Miller reports, nervous residents are getting prepared for the worst.
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WITH HURRICANE IVAN BEARING DOWN ON THE GULF COAST, MORNING RUSH HOUR IS A DAY LONG RACE TO GET READY.

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:GOT 2 CREWS RUNNING ALL DAY"
IN MOBILE, ALABAMA, EMERGENCY WORKERS PREPARE TO EVACUATE SOME 30 THOUSAND PEOPLE IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS.
NATZ...LADY ON PHONE
PARTS OF DOWNTOWN COULD BE SEVERAL FEET UNDERWATER. IVAN IS THE LARGEST STORM THEY'VE SEEN IN DECADES.

SOT: PAULETTE WILLIAMS/MOBILE COUNTY EMERGENCY AGENCY

"THAT WITH FREDERICK IN 1979...IT DEVASTATED....(NOT VERBATIUM)

(JENNIFER MILLER STANDUP BRIDGE)

FREDERICK WAS A CATEGORY 3 STORM, IVAN IS EVEN BIGGER AND FOLKS ALONG THE GULF COAST ARE PREPARING FOR IT.

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ALONG THE FLORIDA'S PANHANDLE, OFFICIALS ARE TELLING PEOPLE TO GET OUT OF IVAN'S WAY. THE KILLER STORM COULD DROP MORE THAN A FOOT OF RAIN AND PUSH WAVES OVER 12 FEET HIGH.

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"THE STORM SURGE COULD ANNIHILATE THIS HOUSE."
BUT, SOME HARDY RESIDENTS ARE RELUCTANT TO LEAVE.

SOT: KEN KANE/PANAMA CITY RESIDENT

"it all depends, if its a 3 or above we evacuate, if its a 2 we probably stay."

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IN CUBA, OVER A MILLION PEOPLE ARE HEADING HOME TODAY TO CHECK OUT THE DAMAGE. IVAN BRUSHED THE WESTERN TIP OF THE ISLAND NATION...FLOODING COASTAL AREAS AND KNOCKING DOWN POWER LINES...BUT SPARED CUBA'S LUCRATIVE TOBACCO FIELDS.
RESIDENT'S OF THE U-S GULF COAST MAY NOT BE SO FORTUNATE. AS IVAN STARES THEM DOWN
JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, MOBILE, ALABAMA ))
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[Mayor-Harris]


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Roanoke Mayor Nelson Harris offered an optimistic view of the region's prospects today as he delivered his first state of the city address.
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Harris continued the tradition followed by previous mayors and delivered his remarks to the Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Harris says he makes no apologies for his optimism.
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((AS MAYOR OF YOUR CITY I'M GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT I TRY AS BEST I CAN AND IT'S NOT A HARD THING TO DO TO STAY POSITIVE, TO BE COLLABORATIVE TO BE COOPERATIVE AND TO BE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THIS CITY AND ABOUT THIS REGION.))
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Harris says city finances are strong. Schools are sound, and Roanoke neighborhoods are on the rise.
And he promised that local governments will continue to pursue opportunities for regional cooperation.
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[6Rigged-Letters]


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Nevada authorities say they are investigating a "person of interest" in connection with letters sent to several governors, including Mark Warner and West Virginia Governor Bob Wise.
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Letters rigged to ignite when opened have been sent to governors in at least 17 states in the last week.
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Yesterday, similar letters were intercepted before reaching governors Warner and Wise. Both learned of the attempts at a Southern Governors' Association conference in Richmond.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WE'RE ALL OUTRAGED THAT SOMEONE WOULD TRY TO PUT PEOPLE IN FEAR AND THREATEN NOT ONLY PUBLIC OFFICIALS, BUT THE REAL PERSON WHO'S POTENTIALLY MORE AT RISK IS THE PERSON WHOSE JOB IT IS TO OPEN THE MAIL. /// BOB WISE/WV GOVERNOR: IT'S A ROUTINE PROCESS NOW THAT WE HAVE TO WEAR GLOVES TO OPEN OUR MAIL.))
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At least three of the letters opened last week caught fire, but no one has been injured. Officials said both letters were in standard, white business envelopes, and had a return address from Nevada's maximum-security Ely (EE-lee)State Prison.
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[VOBMariners-Landing]


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Bedford County Supervisors are only just now getting a look at the master plan for Mariners Landing, one of the biggest developments even planned for Smith Mountain Lake.
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Developer John White is finishing construction on his first multi-story condominium along Craddock Creek.
Plans call for at least two more, but residents are saying 'not so fast'.
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((LYNN BARNES/CONCERNED CITIZENS GROUP: THE AREA IS COMPOSED OF PRIMARILY RESIDENTIAL FOLKS, THIS KIND OF COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IS JUST OUT OF PLACE IN THAT PART OF THE LAKE.))
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Last night, county supervisors got their first look at the master plan for the entire Mariners Landing project.
Current land use guidelines would allow White to build anything from a hunting preserve to an airport ... now the county wants to know exactly what he has in mind.
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((BOB BASHORE/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: EVERYBODY WANTS THE BEAUTY OF THE LAKE, EVERYBODY WANTS THE PRISTINENESS, THEN YOU PILE BOATS AND BOATS AND BOATS ON TOP OF THIS, SOMEHOW THESE THINGS CLASH TOGETHER.))
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Residents have already voiced their concerns about increased traffic, noise problems and pollution.
Comments and questions from county leaders will be passed on to the developers in October.
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Rebels cut electricity to to the whole country. The latest from Iraq is just ahead.
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Plus zookeepers convince a Bible-holding man to leave the lion's den he jumped into.
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[Iraq]


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An eventful day in Iraq--
Engineers are racing to restore power in the country after saboteurs blew up a junction where several oil pipelines cross.
Official say crews hope to have the electricity back on within the coming hours.
And more deadly attacks in Baghdad- these targeted Iraqis who want to be police officers.
Scott Rapoport has the latest.
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ONLY THE WAIL OF THE SIRENS COULD DROWN OUT THE SCREAMS OF HORRIFIED IRAQI'S AS THEY VIEWED THE CARNAGE BEFORE THEM.
Nat/Sot
POOLS OF BLOOD AND BODY PARTS LITTERED THE STREETS OF THIS CROWDED BAGHDAD MARKET ... WHERE A CAR BOMB BLAST KILLED AT LEAST 59...INJURED INJURED MORE THAN 100...AND TRAUMATIZED THOSE WHO SURVIVED IT.
Nat/Sot Woman screams
THE TARGET WAS A NEARBY POLICE HEADQUARTERS BUILDING ON HAIFA STREET. ...WHERE DOZENS OF IRAQI'S WERE APPLYING TO JOIN THE FORCE.
A MILITANT GROUP LED BY SUSPECTED TERROR MASTERMIND ABU MUSAB AL - ZARQAWI CLAIMED RESPONSIBLITY. IT WAS THE DEADLIEST SINGLE ATTACK IN THE CAPITAL IN SIX MONTHS.
Sot: Sound up..then under...
IRAQ'S INTERIOR MINISTER SAYING..."THE FOREIGN FORCES ARE IN THE COUNTRY. THAT'S WHY THEY ARE TARGETING THE POLICE AND THE IRAQI'S."

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POLICE WERE AGAIN THE TARGET IN ANOTHER ATTACK NORTHEAST OF BAGHDAD.
GUNMEN OPENING FIRE ON THIS POLICE MINI-BUS IN THE TOWN OF BAQUBA. THE TOWNS POLICE CHIEF SAID 12 PEOPLE WERE KILLED.
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AND ON AL-JAZEERA TELEVISION...CHILLING FOOTAGE OF ANOTHER HOSTAGE - A JORDANIAN TRUCK DRIVER - BEING THREATENED WITH DEATH.
A MASKED MILITANT GROUP GAVE THE MAN'S EMPLOYER 48 HOURS TO SUSPEND IT'S ACTIVITIES IN IRAQ.
A COUNTRY, ONCE AGAIN, STILL REELING FROM THE WOUNDS OF WAR.
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It's one thing to fall into a lion's den--
It's another to jump into one DELIBERATELY.
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That's what happeend at a zoo in Melbourne, Australia.
A 21- year- old man climbed into a lion's enclosure, pulled out a yellow Bible, and asked onlookers whether they wanted him to pat the animals during feeding time.
Zoo staff members later coaxed him out of the den.
Despite the dangerous stunt, the man was NOT injured, but he was taken to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation.
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The Farmer's Almanac releases its winter forecast -- and if it's right, get ready for the long underwear.
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Also coming up, a camera catches a suspect throwing his girlfriend's baby out of a moving car.
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[Police-Chase]


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A police chase in Wisconsin is caught on tape-- but this one involved an infant.
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A man involved in a domestic dispute took off in a car with his girlfriend's baby inside.
The pursuit reached speeds up to 100- miles- per hour.
At one point, the suspect slowed down and threw the baby in her car seat out of the moving vehicle.
Two officers rescued the baby from the road, who was NOT harmed.
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The car, meanwhile, crashed a short time after the baby was thrown out.
The suspect later died of injuries.
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In 19-93, singer Michael Jackson paid millions of dollars to settle an alleged child molestation case brought by the family of a 13- year- old boy.
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The boy's uncle, Raymond Chandler has written a book about how the case affected the child's family.
Chandler says he decided to write the book after seeing the Martin Bashir documentary on Jackson.
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Jackson, meanwhile, is free on three- million- dollars' bail, while awaiting trial January 31st on charges of molesting a boy last year.
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We may still be in the middle of hurricane season, with the threat of more floods, but the Old Farmer's Almanac has released its weather forecasts for this coming winter. And for what it's worth, the Almanac predicts a colder and snowier winter than normal for western Virginia. The Old Farmers Almanac claims an accuracy rate of 80 per cent.


[Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [9/14/04] [TWO SHOT]
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A quiet day on Wall Street . At Noon,

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the Dow was down one point. Nasdaq was unchanged.


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Coming up after the break, Monday night football proves a bust for Carolina.
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But no bust for anyone in Oprah's audience. We'll meet one of the people who walked in to watch a show, and walked out with a new car.
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The Carolina Panthers must regroup after losing the first Monday night game of the new season.
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Ahman Green ran for two touchdowns and caught a third to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 24-to-14 win. The Panthers suffered even further when star reciever Steve Smith broke his left leg. National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice watched the game from the press box. Last night's loss makes Carolina the sixth straight team to lose in the Super Bowl and their ensuing season opener.
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The Virginia Cavaliers are flying up the polls, ranked 12th in the nation and getting ready to battle Akron this Saturday for Homecoming 2004. And Steve Mason says, with a section of Scott Stadium falling apart during the U-N-C game, Virginia is having to gets its house is order in more ways than one.
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[Oprah-Cars]


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Talk show host Oprah Windrey often gives prizes away to people in the studio.
But yesterday, she out- did herself, kicking off her 19th season by giving cars to every member of her audience.
And as Cynthia Bowers reports, some of winners can use the help.
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((
SCRIPT (NATS ERICA) YOU WANT SOME JUICE LOVE? As the single mother of a 2 year old, life's not easy for Erika Garcia. Just consider her daily commute. (Sot/Erika Garcia ) I START HERE AND GO ALL THE WAY UP TO HERE. Without a car, it's a grueling trip that can take up to 3 hours--in taxis, trains, and buses....and that's just ONE way. (Sot/Erica Garcia ) IT TAKES ME ABOUT 6 HOURS TO GET TO THE BABY SITTER AND BACK TO WORK, WHEN IT'S A THIRTY MINUTE RIDE. But thanks to talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, all that's about to change. Erika was selected as a guest for Monday's season opener, to talk about what she "thought" was single parenting. (nats, oprah) ERICA GARCIA Instead, she and ten others were called up on stage, then Oprah sprang her surprise. (new cars ) ALL OF THE PEOPLE ON STAGE THINK THEY'RE HEAR FOR ANOTHER REASON BUT ALL SHARE A DREAM.(during this camera is scanning pple, do NOT see Oprah) "A BRAND NEW CAR" ... (applause and erica wiping away a tear) (Sot/Erika ) I SEEN THE TELEPROMPTER, I SEEN THE WORDS NEW CAR, I HEARD OPRAH SAY NEW CAR, BUT IT WAS LIKE YOU KNOW IT COULDN'T BE REAL, 11 PEOPLE GETTING A NEW CAR. Well actually it was TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY SIX people. A new Pontiac G6 for everyone in the audience. (Sot Oprah) YOU GET A CAR...YOU GET A CAR.... (Stand up) Actually it was General Motors that provided the cars--tax, title, and tags INCLUDED. For the automotive giant it was a wonderful way to showcase its new vehicle, but it was up to Oprah to figure out WHO to invite here to Chicago to be part of the show. (Sot/Oprah Winfrey ) WE SEARCHED HIGH AND LOW TO FIND PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEEDED CARS. ("mama, mama" -Love watching mom on TV) People like Erika Garcia, who's counting her blessings, even as she counts down the days until delivery of her car. Cynthia Bowers, CBS News Chicago. ))
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