[VOBPropane-Leak]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-38 TC 12:34]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
[ENG#=1]


Crews have contained a propane leak in Campbell County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


It happened just after two o'clock yesterday at Surburban Propane which is located off Route 29 next to the Lynchburg Airport.
The entire area had to be evacuated for nearly three hours as crews worked to contain the leak.
Firefighters say a propane leak is more of a fire hazard than a health one.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:03:08]
[IN Q=Other than a fire]

((KEITH JOHNSON/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT: OTHER THAN THE FIRE HAZARD PROPANE DOESN'T HAVE PROPERITIES TO LEAD PEOPLE TO HAVE ASHMATIC CONDITIONS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. IT IS THE FIRE DANGER. PROPANE IS A GREAT PRODUCT, IT JUST HAS TO BE RESPECTED.))
[SUPER=01-Keith Johnson/Lynchburg Fire Department;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=to be respected]
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[VO-NAT]


One person was injured and taken to the hospital suffering from burns.
Authorities say nearly ten thousand gallons of propane ended up leaking. Crews will be back today to fix the leak permanently.
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[Haiti-Jeanne]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Jeanne]
[ENG#=2]


Forecasters say Hurricane Jeanne could hit the southeastern U-S as early as this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gonaives, Haiti;]


The storm is now blamed for more than a thousand deaths in Haiti.
But officials fear that number could double.
Aid workers have arrived in Haiti to deliver the first food in days to those who managed to survive the storm.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When I thought I was ]
[SUPER=02-Translator;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=inside the house.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say some victims' bodies have washed out to sea, while others remain in flood waters.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=3]


Following the executions of two Americans, the hostage crisis continues unfolding in Iraq.
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[VO-NAT]


Kidnappers warn that British hostage Kenneth Bigley will be the next to die if their demands aren't met.
They continue demanding the release of Iraqi female prisoners.
They also used an Islamic website to show Bigley begging for Britain's Prime Minister to intervene.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Please, please]

(( PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME MR BLAIR.. YOU KNOW YOU CAN.))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=know you can.]
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[VO-NAT]


Despite the plea, the British government says it will not negotiate with terrorists.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The moment you]

((JACK STRAW/BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY: THE MOMENT YOU START BARGAINING WITH KIDNAPPERS LIKE THIS YOU DON'T SAVE PEOPLE'S LIVES, YOU RESULT IN MORE PEOPLE, MANY MORE PEOPLE, GETTING CAPTURED AND THEN KILLED.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Straw/British Foreign Secretary;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=and then killed.]
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[VO-NAT]


Today Iraq's interim prime minister will head to Washington to address Congress and meet with President Bush.
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[Base-Closings]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=none]


The Pentagon is expected to announce a plan to close of 35- percent of Cold War-era military bases over the next decade.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is expected to address Congress later today.
The report says the changes will result in ``the most profound reordering'' of overseas forces in 50 years.
At the same time, it says it's going to expand a network of sites in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe to help fight terror.

[11Burrow]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-30 TC55:40]
[GRAPHIC=Richard Burrow]
[ENG#=4]


The federal fraud trial of former D-Day director Richard Burrow continues in Charlottesville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville]


Yesterday, Buck Bradley ... a former member of the D-Day Foundation's board of directors ... told the jury he was shocked to learn contractors were not being paid in the months before the memorial's dedication in June of 2001.
Bradley says Burrow never told anyone about the financial troubles the foundation was having.
Prosecutors say Burrow was playing a financial shell game, using uncertain pledges as collateral for bank loans to keep the project afloat.
The trial continues through next week.
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[11Discovery-Shop]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-24 TC1:35:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

Folks who want to help out the American Cancer Society can now do so in high style at Smith Mountain Lake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

The Discovery Shop in Roanoke celebrated the opening of its new store at the lake yesterday. The upscale consignment shop donates all of its proceeds to the American Cancer Society. Officials say the Roanoke store was so successful, they decided to expand.
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[SOT 1526]
[IN Q=up until today]

((ANN SHELTON/DISCOVERY SHOP: UP UNTIL TODAY THE SHOP IN ROANOKE WAS THE ONLY SHOP IN VA, THERE ARE A HUNDRED OF THESE SHOPS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BUT IT WAS THE ONLY ONE IN VA, AND TODAY THIS IS THE SECOND DISCOVERY SHOP IN VA.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Shelton/The Discovery Shop;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=shop in virginia]
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[VO-NAT]

The Roanoke Discovery Shop has raised more than two million dollars since it opened in 1995. Volunteers say the lake store is unique -- because it only sells household items.
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[6-Grayson-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-29 TC1:15:18]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=1]

In business news, a multi-million dollar company is moving it's headquarters to Grayson County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence;]

Universal Food and Beverage Company announced yesterday that it was building a 100-thousand square foot facility in Independence. The move will create 151 new jobs. The company recently took over Grayson Springs and sells various products including bottle water.
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[SOT: 8:36:00 ]
[IN Q=We've gone]

((RALPH TUGGLE: WE'VE GONE THROUGH SOME HARD TIMES WITH THE LOSS OF THE TEXTILE INDUSTRIES AND EVERYTHING. PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN DISCOURAGES. BUT WHEN YOU ANNOUNCE THAT 150 NEWS JOBS ARE COMING TO THE COUNTY ITS JUST GOTTA REALLY BOOST PEOPLE'S SPIRITS AND WE'RE JUST REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Tuggle/Grayson Co. Supervisor;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=really excited about it.]
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[VO-NAT]

Company officials hope to have the building erected and the workforce hired by this time next year.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


Adelphia Communications has announced it plans to sell its cable systems in Virginia.
The nation's fifth-largest cable television operator will dispose of assets in seven geographic clusters as it emerges from bankruptcy. In other news, The F-D-A has approved a meningitis vaccine.
Marcella Palmer has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm MP.]

((ONES TO WATCH TODAY...


AN FDA ADVISORY PANEL HAS JUST GIVEN ITS BACKING TO A LONG ACTING MENINGITIS VACCINE FROM AVENTIS.
THE PANEL SAYS THE VACCINE IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE FOR PATIENTS 11 TO 55 YEARS OF AGE.


AND SENATOR EDWARD KENNEDY ASKS FOR A SECURITY AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION INQUIRY INTO STUDENT LOAN PROVIDER NELNET ON CERTAIN ACTIVITIES AT THE COMPANY. NELNET SAYS IT IS REVIEWING KENNEDY'S LETTER AND WILL RESPOND APPROPRIATELY.


BLUE CHIPS SLIPPED TO A 4 WEEK LOW WEDNESDAY...


THE DOW CLOSED DOWN 135. THE NASDAQ DOWN 35.


PUTTING PRESSURE ON THE DOW, INVESTORS WHO WERE SHAKEN UP BY WEAKER THAN EXPECTED RESULTS FROM MORGAN STANLY,
AS WELL AS CRUDE. OIL CLIMBED CLOSER TO A NEW PRICE RECORD,
RISING TO A ONE MONTH HIGH OF 48.35 A BARREL. HURRICANE IVAN HAS REPORTEDLY CAUSED HEFTY U.S. SUPPLY DECLINES FOR THE EIGHTH WEEK STRAIGHT.
THAT MEANS AMONG THINGS,
IF YOU'RE FLYING AMERICAN AIRLINES IN THE U-S, INCLUDING ROUTES TO CANADA YOU'LL BE PAYING 5 DOLLARS MORE EACH WAY. AMERICAN SAYS HIGH CRUDE OIL PRICES ARE FORCING JET FUEL COSTS HIGHER.. AND THAT'S PASSED ON TO YOU.


FOR MORE ON THE MARKET LOG ON TO OUR WEBSITE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. IN NEW YORK I'M MARCELLA PALMER.))





(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[5-SE-Traffic]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=504-00 1:59:25]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']



[ENG#=1]


A road construction project in Southeast Roanoke has upset many drivers lately...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

but city leaders say they should just be patient until it's over. The project is an effort to reduce speeds along the residential stretch on Bullitt Avenue and Jamison Avenue in Southeast.
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[SOT - 22:46:06]
[IN Q=Prior to the project...]

((MARK JAMISON/ROANOKE CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER: PRIOR TO THE PROJECT IT WAS VERY EASY TO GO 40 TO 45 MILES AN HOUR. THE ROAD IS STRAIGHT, THE GRADES ARE FLAT, AND IT'S JUST COMFORTABLE TO DRIVE THAT FAST. IT WILL BE A LITTLE LESS COMFORTABLE AND MORE APPROPRIATE SPEEDS FOR A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD LIKE THIS ONE IS.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Jamison/Roanoke City Traffic Engineer;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=like this one is.]
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[VO-NAT]

The group Southeast By Design originally asked for the improvements. It is part of a revitalization project that includes fixing up homes, and improving the streetscape of Southeast Roanoke.
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[SOT - 22:50:51]
[IN Q=Traffic calming...]

((REV. DAVID WALTON/SOUTHEST BY DESIGN CHAIRMAN; TRAFFIC CALMING IS BUT ONE PART OF A GREATER WHOLE WHICH IS ATTEMPTING TO RESTORE SOME DIGNITY TO THIS COMMUNITY AND THIS NEIGHBORHOOD AND MAKE IT A MUCH MORE LIVABLE PLACE AND IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PEOPLE WHO LIVE WORK AND PLAY HERE. ))
[SUPER=01-Rev. David Walton/Southeast by Design Chairman;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=work and play here.]
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[VO-NAT]

The construction is scheduled to be complete in late November. When it is finished the roads will still have two lanes, but the speed limit will remain at 25.
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[11Danville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Invest.]


Danville Police have identified the body found after a house fire Monday.
Officers say it was 73 year old Viola Greene found inside her home on Dula Street.

[11B'burg-Bees]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-35 34:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


A swarm of bees attacked dozens of people at a Blacksburg church.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

A teacher for the Head Start Program at Blacksburg Presbyterian church reached into a bush to pick up something a child had dropped when she disturbed a nest of yellow jackets. Blacksburg Police say at least 38 people were stung. Two adults and five children ages three and four years old were taken to the hospital because of allergic reactions.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP]

[COMM][6-Via]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-34 TC47:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

The fate of two people accused of robbing a Christiansburg veteran on Memorial Day will be in the hands of a grand jury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

A charge of larceny from a person was certified this week by a judge against 26 year old Joshua Via and his 19 year old wife Krishna Via. According to prosecutors, the two were also both convicted on misdemeanor hit and run charges which the Via's are appealing. The two are accused of stealing money from a wheelchair bound veteran outside the Walmart.
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[6-Norfolk-Southern]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-37 TC11:54]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]
[ENG#=2]


Some changes are taking place at Norfolk-Southern's East End Shops in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

Yesterday, the company told workers that the Roanoke shop will continue to overhaul locomotives, but any additional work that it can't handle will be sent to its Juniata (June-ee-ah-tuh) plant near Altoona, Pennsylvania.
A spokesperson for Norfolk Southern says no one will lose their jobs and no jobs will be relocated.
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[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=3]


Adelphia Communications has announced it plans to sell its cable systems in Virginia.
The nation's fifth-largest cable television operator will dispose of assets in seven geographic clusters as it emerges from bankruptcy. In other news, stocks plunged yesterday. Rachel Lee has more in today's business brief.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rachel Lee/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=I'm Rachel Lee.]

((STOCKS SLUMPED ACROSS THE BOARD.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS DROPPED 135-POINTS.
AS THE NASDAQ DROPPED 35.


U-S LIGHT CRUDE OIL SOARED A DOLLAR-59 TO SETTLE AT 48-DOLLARS AND 35-CENTS A BARREL -- ABOUT A DOLLAR BELOW THE RECORD HIGH HIT LAST MONTH.
THE RISE CAME AFTER A GOVERNMENT REPORT SAID HURRICANE IVAN'S DISRUPTIONS ATE INTO FUEL STOCKS LAST WEEK.


SHARES OF MORGAN STANLEY FELL NEARLY SEVEN-PERCENT. ITS QUARTERLY PROFIT DROPPED 34 PERCENT FROM A YEAR AGO ON REDUCED TRADING REVENUE.
ANOTHER WALL STREET GIANT, BEAR STEARNS, ALSO FELL ON WEAK EARNINGS.


FANNIE MAE LOST ABOUT SIX-AND-A-HALF PERCENT AFTER A GOVERNMENT REVIEW QUESTIONED THE COMPANY'S ACCOUNTING PRACTICES AND REPORTING OF ITS PAST EARNINGS.


INTERSTATE BAKERIES, MAKER OF WONDER BREAD AND TWINKIES, HAS FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION.
THE COMPANY HAS BEEN HIT BY BOTH ACCOUNTING PROBLEMS AND A DROP IN SALES IT ATTRIBUTES TO THE POPULARITY OF LOW-CARB DIETS.
SHARES DROPPED MORE THAN 37 PERCENT IN THE DAY'S TRADING.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M RACHEL LEE.))

[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [WINNER ANNOUNCE]


[11Tornado-Photos]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC44:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

Aerial photos of local damage from last Friday's tornados are now posted on the Weather Service webpage.
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[VO-NAT :15]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

A meteorologist with the Blacksburg office enlisted help from a State Police airplane and spent six hours touring the damage on Tuesday. Hendricus (hen-DREE-kiss) Lulofs (LOO-loffs) took at least one hundred pictures. He says the damage is consistent with F-1 and F-2 twisters.
(///// SOT at :15 /////)
[SOT 9:50:48 - 9:51:08]
[IN Q=What we're looking at here...]

((HENDRICUS LULOFS/METEOROLOGIST: WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT HERE IS CPFILMS... THE TORNADO CAME ACROSS, HIT THE CORNER OF THE BUILDING AND CONTINUED ON DOWN THE RIVER. THERE WERE TREES DOWN HERE THAT HAVE SINCE BEEN PICKED UP.)) [NO SUPER;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=that have since been picked up.]
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[VO-NAT :08]

The Weather Service has also written up a damage survey result detailing Friday's storms and its effects.
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[WIPE TO WDBJ WEBPAGE FS] You can access the synopsis and photos on the Weather Service's webpage. You'll find a link on our site at wdbj7 dot com. Click on "websites in the news".
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[6-Franklin-YMCA]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC1:52:33]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=3]


The Franklin County Y-M-C-A wants people to imagine what all it can do for area children.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

That's the theme behind a new fundraising campaign launched yesterday to build a new youth program center. Officials say the two-million dollar facility will feature a new gym, a state of the art activity area, and studios for music, art and dance. Volunteers say they've done so well with the current facility, that it's time to expand.
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[SOT 129]
[IN Q=we have been]

((RUSS MERRITT/FRANKLIN CO. YMCA: WE HAVE BEEN VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THE SUPPORT WE'VE GOT FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY. WE'VE GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE WE CAN PROVIDE SO MUCH MORE IN TERMS OF SERVICES AND PROGRAMS, ESPECIALLY FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE COMMUNITY WHICH HAS LED US TO THIS CAMPAIGN.))
[SUPER=01-Russ Merritt/Franklin Co. YMCA;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=to this campaign]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials plan to break ground next month.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP]

[COMM] [11SE-Traffic]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-23 TC2:03:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]

It's a road that serves thousands of commuters, AND the people who live along it. But now some road construction is sure to annoy some of those people- Richard Lesko has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Rainbow/Commuter; :09]
[SUPER=01-Mark Jamison/Roanoke City Traffic Engineer; :29]
[SUPER=01-Rev. David Walton/Southeast by Design Chairman; :40]
[SUPER=@richard2; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=Lesko, News 7, Roanoke.]


[6-Tornado-Photos]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC43:49]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]

If you'd liketo see the extent of damage caused by last Friday's tornados and thunderstorms, look no farther than the National Weather Service.
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[VO-NAT :17]

A meteorologist with the Blacksburg office enlisted help from a State Police airplane and spent six hours touring the damage on Tuesday.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Hendricus (hen-DREE-kiss) Lulofs (LOO-loffs) took at least one hundred pictures. He says the damage is consistent with F-1 and F-2 twisters and that there were some close calls.
(///// SOT at :17 /////)
[SOT 9:38:53 - 9:39:12]
[IN Q=Here we have a situation near...]

((HENDRICUS LULOFS/METEOROLOGIST: HERE WE HAVE A SITATUATION NEAR AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN STEWARTSVILLE.. A TORNADO T RACKED THROUGH THE WOODS JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SCHOOL. SOME TREES AND SHRUBS HERE HAD SOME DAMAGE, AS WELL.))


[SUPER=02-Hendricus Lulofs/Meteorologist;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=had some damage as well.]
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[VO-NAT :08]

The Weather Service has also written up a damage survey result detailing Friday's storms and its effects.
(++++++++)

[WIPE TO WDBJ WEBPAGE] You can access the synopsis and photos on the Weather Service's webpage. You'll find a link on our site at wdbj7 dot com. Click on "websites in the news".
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