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One afternoon of severe weather makes for days of cleanup.
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We'll have live reports about Ivan's march through the area and the resulting tornados, thunderstorms, flooding and power outages.
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Hurricane Ivan plays havoc with sports, especially Friday Football Extra and qualifying
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but the Panthers of Ferrum braved a tornado threat to play this morning.
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Flood Watches remain in effect but the radar is beginning to show the back edge of the powerful rain maker.
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News 7 is next.

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Ivan storms into Virginia, spinning off tornadoes and flooding.
There is damage across the area... from Southside to the New River Valley.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Keith is off tonight.

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The worst of Ivan's terrible winds appear to be over. Tornado watches and high wind advisories have now expired though more heavy rain could still soak Central and Southwest Virginia.
The worst of today's damage is in the Henry County community of Fieldale where a suspected tornado touched down just after noon.
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Richard Lesko is there tonight. Richard, what's the situation?
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[First-Wx]
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The worst of the damaging wind and flooding appears to be over.
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But meteorologist Robin Reed says we aren't out of the woods yet. Robin?
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[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER Position #1


[SKYTRACKER/FULL]RADAR ANALYSIS
[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAPS
[WxBUG/FULL]RAINFALL TOTALS

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In Bedford County, it was the western side that caught the brunt of the storm.
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Jennifer Wishon is outside Goodview Elementary School, where nearby residents will be cleaning up for days.
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((ROLLCUE: Farther down, several homes are also damaged.))
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((GINA WEST: I SAW THE TREES OUT FRONT AND THE FENCE AND I SAW THE TREE ON THE SIDE OF THE HOUSE - JUST LIMBS GONE.))

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Residents across Bedford County are now realizing the damage left behind by Ivan. Here at Goodview Elementary School debris litters the grounds. School officials first thought part of the school had blown off but now believe the twisted metal blew over from a nearby farm or home that wasn't so lucky. ((NATS OF CHAIN SAWS.)) Here in the Stewartsville section of the county off Route 619 dozens of trees were capped half way up their trunks. Fences and cars fell victim to their dismantling. Some residents report hearing a loud noise accompanied by high winds this afternoon.
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Members of the West family thought fast and immediately took cover in the center of their home.
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Still ahead, more on today's storm from the New River Valley... where the damage was serious, but not severe.
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Plus the second trial of former D-Day Director Richard Burrow gets underway... this time in a new city and with questions about some new charges.
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Minor flooding and wind caused problems in the western portion of our viewing area.
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In the New River Valley, several creeks spilled over their banks. A few businesses were hit by high water and resorted to using sandbags to stay open for the day. In Galax, this culvert collapsed from the flooding.
Despite the damage, one business owner said the storm wasn't as bad as Frances was last week.
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((BRANDI SLAVENS: WE GOT A LITTLE RAIN AND THE PARKING LOTS. THERE'S A CREEK RIGHT OVER HERE AND THE PARKING LOT KIND OF GOT FLOODED, BUT IT WAS NOTHING LIKE IT WAS THIS MORNING. ... SO IVAN IS NOT GOOD NEWS?... NO I WISH HE'S GO AWAY. MARCUS BULLENS: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF IVAN SO FAR.. IT'S WET, WINDY AND WERE TIRED OF IT. WE'VE HAD ENOUGH HURRICANES THAT'S FOR SURE.))
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[SUPER=01-Marcus Bullens/Pike Electric; :15]
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About 4-thousand American Electric Power Customers are still without power in Grayson and Carroll counties and the city of Galax. 14-hundred are without power in Bland and Wythe Counties. AEP hopes to get everyone back on line sometime this evening.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Dominion Virginia Power reports about 15-hundred outages in Southside and Central Virginia. About 300 customers are in the dark in the Alleghany Highlands.

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A traffic accident shut down northbound lanes of Interstate 81 near the Ironto interchange at the height of the storm.
State police say it started when a car hydroplaned just before noon.
The wreck involved seven vehicles including a tractor trailer.
Six people were taken to area hospitals. There's no word on their conditions. I-81 has been reopened.

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Federal prosecutors hope a new jury in a new town will help them get a conviction against the former director of the D-Day Memorial, Richard Burrow.
Burrow's first trial on fraud charges ended in a hung jury two years ago ... his new trial got underway today in Charlottesville's federal court.
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Steve Smallshaw was there today and he joins us from our Lynchburg bureau with more ...
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Shannon, they moved this case to Charlottesville after a federal jury here in Lynchburg couldn't reach a verdict in December of 2002.
It is the latest step in what has been a long, legal road both sides have traveled.
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(( Almost a hundred miles from the Memorial itself and two years removed from the last trial, the United States government is taking another crack at former D-Day director Richard Burrow.
Burrow's first trial on federal fraud charges ended when the jury split 7 to 5 in favor of acquittal ... unable to decide whether he deceived banks and other lenders as he struggled to borrow money to get the D-Day Memorial built on time.
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(( THE EVIDENCE SHOWED CLEARCUT ONE WAY, BUT THE OTHER WAY, THEY WERE SAYING IT DIDN'T. AND THEY WERE NOT GOING TO MEET IN THE MIDDLE, NO WAY.))
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Now Burrow faces ten new counts of mail, wire, bank and loan application fraud.
Much of the evidence will be the same, but prosecutors have a new witness who claims Burrow clearly intended to defraud the state of Virginia in securing money for the Memorial.
Burrow's attorneys say they're ready to move forward.
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((JOHN LICHTENSTEIN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I FEEL LIKE WE'RE JUST IN A POSITION WHERE WE JUST HAVE TO TELL YOU WE LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING STARTED RIGHT NOW. I FEEL LIKE THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY, I'M JUST NOT IN A POSITION TO COMMENT ON THE REST OF THE RULINGS AT THIS POINT.))
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Burrow also has been charged with two counts of perjury for allegedly lying on the stand during his first trial.
Judge James Turk today decided to sever those charges from this case ... Burrow will stand trial on them separately. ))
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Judge Turk today also denied a defense motion to allow the jury to travel to Bedford to see the D-Day Memorial for themselves.
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The one-man, thirteen-woman panel will begin hearing evidence next Tuesday. Shannon?


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Stocks rose in the final hour of trading. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 40 points today.
The NASDAQ rose six.
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[Cancer-Drug]


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Research at Virginia Tech could one day affect the way doctors treat cancer.
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Scientist have developed five potential cancer drugs known as photodynamic therapy agents.
What makes them unique is that they remain inactive or don't work in the body unless they are exposed to a direct light source such as a laser.
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((KAREN BREWER/VIRGINIA TECH RESEARCHER & PROFESSOR; I THINK THE MAJOR IMPACT IS THE ABILITY TO DELIVER ACTIVE DRUGS ONLY TO THE SITE OF THE TUMOR AND BE ABLE TO USE LIGHT TO CREATE THE ACTIVATION AND WHAT THAT WOULD DO IS ELIMINATE THE SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH CHEMOTHERAPY))
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Tech researchers have teamed up with a Canadian laser company to test the drugs in animal trials. Those trials are expected to start within a month or so. If they are successful human clinical trials could be next.
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Ferrum gets its football game in despite a tornado threat, Friday Football Extra games are postponed and cancelled

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and the top cars at New Hampshire for bud pole qualifying were the dryers
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Ivan forced the Nextel Cup series to cancel Bud Pole qualifying midway through at New Hampshire for Sunday's Sylvania 300. Owners points decide the line up. Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson are on the front row.
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Jamie McMurray had the top spot with a speed of over 131 miles an hour. The rain started out as a drizzle and then picked up as the dryers went out on the track.
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All of tonight's high school football games have been rescheduled, or in some cases cancelled for this week. However, Friday Football Extra will be on tonight at 11:35 in its normal spot. We'll have the highlights from 11 of last night's games that beat the tropical rain.

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Hurricane Ivan tornado threats near Ferrum could not deter the Panthers from their re-scheduled game with Chowan that kicked off at 11 AM.
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Before the game, there was a lightning delay and Ferrum also cleared the stands right before halftime due to a tornado threat. Ferrum's defense would set the table for the offense. Jermaine Pitts hits tight end Chris Silk who makes the catch in the back of the end zone for the touchdown.
Up 14-nothing, Pitts will call his own number and bootleg in off the left side of the line from [super=36-Chowan/0/Ferr

um/44;] the four. Ferrum improves to 2-and-1 with the 44-nothing win over Chowan.
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Virginia Tech opens ACC play tomorrow against Duke.
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[go to aprisa 1066] Catch the game right here on WDBJ-7. And after months of talking about this historic day - the players are ready to roll.
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12th ranked Virginia faces Akron tomorrow at three.
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While Art Thomas took this interception back for a TD in 2002 against Akron, the Zips Charlie Frye threw for 336 yards and scored three TD's. He's back leading Akron's offense tomorrow.
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Repair work to over 32 hundred seats at Scott Stadium is complete and seats are available to fans for the Akron game.


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The Americans got off to a shaky start at the 35th Ryder Cup today.
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The Europeans won 3 and a half of the 4 points in the morning four ball round. The shocker came when Colin Montgomerie and Padraig Harrington whipped Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. Action continues at this hour. (------------)