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Even the national weather service says this much hurricane activity is "unheard of."
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"No contest" ten times over resolves a complex capital murder case without a trial.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the Skins are getting set to host the Cowboys. The Pioneer golf was all wet today in Botetourt,
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and UVa's Marques Hagans is the ACC player of the week. Steve Mason chats with Marques and the Orange Bowl folks tonight.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Soaking rain in the forecast triggers a flood watch. We will show you who is involved with SkyTracker 7 in just a moment.
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News 7 is next.
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Hurricane Jeanne has done its worst to Florida.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Now what's left of the storm is bringing wind and rain to Virginia.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
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For the fifth time this hurricane season, a tropical system is moving into Virginia.
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Jeanne is now just a tropical depression, but is still spreading heavy rain and spawning tornados across the Southeast. [3-SHOT]
For more on a flood watch that's now in effect and what we can expect, let's bring in meteorologist Robin Reed.

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[SKYTRACKER/FULL]FLOOD WATCH RADAR LOOP
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[Storm-Study]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Blacksburg say this year's Hurricane season definitely falls in the category of UNUSUAL. And they aren't the only ones so interested in all the recent storm activity. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa explains.
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((Meteorologist Hendricus Lulofs can not remember the last time he was this busy... this time of year. The fall is usually a quieter time of year at the National Weather Service in Blacksburg.

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((HENDRICUS LULOFS: SOMETIMES WE'LL SEE THE REMNANTS OF A HURRICANE COME THROUGH. BUT TO SEE TWO THREE AND MAYBE EVEN FOUR IN ONE SEASON IS UNHEARD OF.)) [RUNS:08]
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And this year in particular the region's seen some heavy winds... enough to spawn at least three tornadoes. Damage in Henry County alone is in the millions. Costs like that are something Virginia Tech professor Muhammad Hajj is hoping to one day prevent. He's in the middle of a study with three other universities on how storm winds effect structures.

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((MUHAMMAD HAJJ: WHAT WE ARE DOING ACTUALLY IS CREATING THE CAPABILITY TO SIMULATE THE LOADS ON BUILDINGS DUE TO STRONG WIND STORMS DUE TO HURRICANES, TORNADOES, OR STRONG WINDS.)) [RUNS:14]
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Researchers are using wind tunnels, water tanks and a powerful laser to study how strong winds seems to move over buildings.... how they might destroy the structure of even rip off the roof.

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((RACHEL DEPOMPA: The research could be very valuable to coastal areas like Florida, or to the plains out in Oklahoma.. but even here in Blacksburg where we seem to get a lot of windy days.)) [RUNS:09]
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The research is mainly only shown as computer models... but these models may one day help us build stronger buildings and homes.

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((MUHAMMAD HAJJ: WE'RE GOING TO CREATE BETTER POSSIBILITIES FOR US TO FEEL SAFER IN OUR HOUSES.)) [RUNS:07]
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And with a record year on the books... they'll plenty of new examples of wind damage for these researchers to draw on.

Rachel DePompa, News 7, Blacksburg.))


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Multiple murderer Clinton Brathwaite has avoided the death penalty. As he entered TEN "no contest" pleas today to capital murder and related offenses, he seemed more eager to address what may have been unfounded claims that he tried to have a witness killed.
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(( [34:50] ((HIS FIANC´┐Ż ANGELA ARRINGTON AND ALL THE CHILDREN HAD BEEN SHOT.)) [RUNS:04] Brathwaite himself told the disptacher what had happened when he called 9-1-1. The gruesome crime scene included the bodies of three children, ages 8, 10 and 13. The case had been set for a two-week jury trial. Late Sunday his attorney contacted the prosecution, ready to make a deal that includes life sentences without parole. [Bishop Hardy 22:53:20] ((THIS IS WHAT I PRAYED FOR. THIS IS WHAT I WANTED, I DIDN'T WANT HIM TO DIE. I WANTED HIM TO LIVE AND TO REMEMBER. WE DON'T BELIEVE IN THE DEATH PENALTY.)) [RUNS:12] Not everyone in this extended family agrees. [19:26:20] ((YOU TOOK SOMEBODY ELSE'S LIFE, YOURS NEEDS TO BE TAKEN, TOO. THAT'S HOW I FEEL ABOUT IT.)) [RUNS:03] The prosecution had suggested Brathwaite tried to have someone murder the one child who survived. That was the only thing Brathwaite addressed, when asked if he had anything to say before being snetenced to five life terms plus 23 years.
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Kierra Arrington would have been the primary witness at trial, but she was not in court today. Prosecutor Caldwell concedes some of her earliest statements to police would have been at odds with evidence at the chaotic crime scene. [23:08:45] ((EMS WORKERS: "WHERE ARE YOU SHOT?" POLICE OFFICER: "WHO SHOT YOU?" HER RESPONSE: "I SHOT." DOES THAT MEAN: "E-Y-E?" (:10) OR DOES IT MEAN: I, AS IN SINGULAR. YOU KNOW IT'S JUST A LOT OF CONFUSION.)) [RUNS:15]))
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Brathwaite was found guilty, sentenced and sent off to prison.[Burrow]


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A federal jury finally heard from the government's star witness in Richard Burrow's fraud trial today.
Bedford Attorney Louis Harrison testified he made a mistake when he told Burrow it was legal to use bank loans to match state grant money.
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Steve Smallshaw has been covering the case and joins us from outside Charlottesville's federal courthouse.
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Still ahead on News 7, more information on the murder of a Henry County woman.
The trouble apparently started months ago.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And the student office of the NAACP at Virginia Tech may have been the target of a hate crime this weekend.
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[Rke-Shooting]

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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A 19-year old Roanoke man is recovering from what police say was a drive-by shooting.
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Investigators say Corey Bumbry was standing along Gandy Drive near Washington Park around 1:30 yesterday afternoon, when a maroon car pulled up. One of the occupants fired several shots, hitting Bumbry. The car then left. Bumbry was taken to RMH where his condition is listed as stable.
Police say Bumbry did not know his attacker.
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[Draper]


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Family of a woman murdered in Henry county say the victim came back to the area to start over. Instead she met the man who they say couldn't let go and is responsible for her death.
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According to sheriff's deputies, 38-year-old "Delphine" Magee was killed Friday by 36-year-old John Draper, a man she used to date.
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Magee's aunt says the two broke up nearly six-months ago and Draper continued to stalk her. Things got so bad Magee went to the authorities.
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((MAJ. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: THERE WAS A PROTECTIVE ORDER ISSUED 9/14/04 BY JDR OF HENRY COUNTY. ON 9/18/04, SHE MADE A COMPLAINT THERE WAS A VIOLATION. SO THE VIOLATION OF THE PROTECTIVE ORDER WAS ISSUED AT THAT TIME 9/18/04. AUTHORITIES HAD BEEN SEARCHING FOR HIM SINCE THEN.))
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Draper faces multiple charges including raping Magee's neighbor, then using that woman's daughter to lure Magee to the door before deputies say Draper stabbed her repeatedly. If evidence is found that Magee was raped - Major Nestor says Draper could face capital murder charges. He'll be in court October 29th.
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[Harkrader]


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Funeral Services have been scheduled for John Harkrader, the former President and General Manager of WDBJ Television.
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Harkrader died yesterday morning at the age of 88.
His family will receive friends at Oakey's South Chapel tomorrow from two until four pm and from seven to nine pm.

The funeral service will be held at one pm Wednesday at Oakey's South, with interment to follow at Evergreen Burial Park.
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[Stocks]


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Another record high for oil edged Wall Street lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost 59 points today.
The NASDAQ fell 20.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
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[Tech-NAACP]
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Virginia Tech Police are investigating a possible hate crime on campus.
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Someone wrote racial slurs on the door of the N-Double-A-C-P office at Squires Student Center. They also smeared a substance believed to be mud on the window. The vandalism was discovered by the student organization early Sunday morning and was cleaned up before police arrived. The University has issued a statement saying it does not condone this behavior. Anyone who saw anything suspicious at Squires over the weekend is asked to call Tech Police.
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Roanoke Valley Democrats say they too are dealing with vandalism. Officials say about 40 of their campaign signs were spray-painted or stolen just over the weekend alone. While they say incidents like these aren't unusual near an election, this is the worst they've seen in years.
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((ROY MITCHELL/ROANOKE VALLEY DEMOCRATS:AND WE JUST WANT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES, DON'T DO THIS, LET'S HAVE OUR DEBATE, AND WHEN ELECTION DAY, WE'LL CHOOSE WHO THE NEXT PRESIDENT'S GONNA BE.))
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Local Republicans say they have had several campaign signs stolen, but hope that neither *party* would blame the other.
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((JEANNE PEDIGO/ROANOKE VALLEY REPUBLICANS: I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYTHING POLITICAL ABOUT IT. I KNOW WE CAUTION ALL OUR PEOPLE TO TRY TO RESPECT THE OTHER PERSON'S MATERIALS, AND NOT TO DAMAGE THEM,AND WE HOPE THAT THEY FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT OURS.))
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Both parties say they have and will continue to contact police whenever they see or hear of any vandalism to anyone's property.
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[Sports Tease]


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Plenty of notes from the ACC, including player of the week honors, and upcoming kickoff times. Steve Mason will check in from Charlottesville.
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And Mark Brunell will get the start tonight as the Skins host the Cowboys at Fed Ex Field.
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The Redskins entertain their arch rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, tonight.
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Skins quarterback Mark Brunell has made a fast recovery from an injured hamstring and he will start tonight. Brunell doesn't even want to think about the possibility that the Skins could be oh and two in the NFC East with a loss to Dallas.
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12th Ranked Virginia has until Friday off before game planning for Clemson next Thursday. Steve Mason updates us on Chris Canty's injury and the hurting ACC offensive back of the Week Marques Hagans is putting on teams among other things.
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((2005 national championship Orange Bowl committee members watched the UVa-Syracuse game from a box suite. The committee was sweet on Virginia, although the final BCS standings determine who goes to the national championship this year at Pro Player Stadium. ((:))
Marquis Hagans has four touchdown passes and has thrown for 770 yards in four games. He leads the ACC in completion rate at over 76 percent and has a rating of 182.9. His play so far has lessened the loss of Matt Schaub and answered the question for now if he could run the offense, a unit a top the ACC in scoring and in yards. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((AL GROH/UVA HEAD COACH:))
UVa officials said Monday afternoon that Al Groh has not released any new information on the injury to defensive end Chris Canty's left leg. UVa did confirm that Canty had an MRI Sunday afternoon but how long he will be out or if he will miss the Clemson game, which is likely, are not known at this time . Steve Mason News 7 sports.))
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And a couple of the start times for upcoming games at Virginia Tech were announced today.
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[go to aprisa ACC on WDBJ] The October 9th away game at Winston-Salem against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons will kickoff at Noon. You can watch that game right here on WDBJ-7.
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[go to aprisa upcoming games] And the Tech football office also announced this afternoon that the homecoming game the following Saturday, October 16th at Lane Stadium will get underway at one. As of now, NO TV for that game.
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Despite all the rain today, the Pioneer district golf tournament was able to finish up at the Botetourt Country Club.
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As expected James River dominated the tournament, sweeping the top four finishing positions for a 53 stroke win over runner-up Bath County. Colin McConchie, Marshall Bailey, Josh Walton and Kyle Bailey finished first through fourth. Both the Knights and Chargers advance to regionals next Tuesday at Draper Valley.
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The Henry County Historical Society is celebrating a windfall to benefit the old courthouse.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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At a news conference in the old courtroom today, Congressman Virgil Goode announced the receipt of two federal grants totalling 290-thousand dollars. The first check will be spent on repairs to the roof and interior. The Historical Society says its ultimate goal is to renovate the entire 1823 structure into a musem and build an annex. The entire project is expected to cost about 2-million dollars. (------------)