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Coming up on News 7-
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People come out to see the flooding and get swept away in the waters.. The latest on what's going on ... around the region
Plus a look at the region from a News 7 photographer in the air.
Also tonight, an accident sends four people to the hospital tonight including a newborn.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]

News 7 is next.

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An anxious night for rescue crews and homeowners across Western Virginia.
Floodwaters are receding in many places, but the danger is still high.
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[Roanoke-Flooding]


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Jeanne is gone, but her aftermath will be felt for days to come.
The storm caused widespread flooding and evacuations... many cancellations -- and several water rescues into the night.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin /Microwave;]

We begin our coverage with Justin McLeod along the Roanoke River. Justin, what's the situation there tonight?
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All of today's rain has to go somewhere, and from the Roanoke River it heads into Smith Mountain Lake. Brent Watts visited Bay Rock Marina this evening where the water continues to rise, long after the rain has ended.
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((As the sun was setting, the work was just beginning for many boat owners at Smith Mountain Lake.
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Run-off from the Roanoke River and it's tributaries turned what is typically a calm cove into a whirlpool of rising water. And docks that once provided a pathway above the lake, are now underwater themselves. [BITE BOAT OWNER] While some watched from the shore, these boat owners decided to live on their pontoon until the water receedes, which could be quite some time. Smith Mountain lake is expected to rise over 2 feet above normal full pond. If that's happens, many of these boats will be through the roof.
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Thanks to record rainfall from Jeanne, there's 4 times as much water rushing into the Smith Mountain Lake than their was this time yesterday. And once the water does finally receede, debris will be the next obstacle boaters will face as they travel up and down the lake.))

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About ten pm...., V- DOT reported that 150 secondary roads in a 12 county area are still closed.
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[TAKE VDOT BOARD FS]
For more detailed information, you can call VDOT's highway helpline at 1-800-367-ROAD.
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Roanoke County Schools have not sent us any school information for tomorrow, but their web site says there is no decision yet whether the following schools will open tomorrow: Mount Pleasant, Masons Cove, Fort Lewis, and all Glenvar schools. All other Roanoke County schools WILL be open tomorrow.
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[Salem-Flooding]


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In Salem, residents of Ramey's and Salem Mobile Home parks are being allowed back to the their homes.
Residents of Riverland Trailer Park and Willow River Apartments though are still not allowed back in.
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Heavy rains in the morning brought rivers and creeks over their banks and flooded roadways. Roads in downtown Salem were closed and neighborhoods throughout the area were evacuated.
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((DEE STEWART/FLOODING VICTIM: WE GRABBED A WEEK'S WORTH OF CLOTHES, NECESSITIES AND STACKED EVERYTHING AS HIGH AS IT COULD GO IN THE APARTMENT. WE GOT BREAKFAST AND WE'RE JUST WAITING.))
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((BETTY ATKINS/FLOODING VICTIM:WE'RE LOSING EVERYTHING EXCEPT WHAT WE HAVE ON OUR BACK.))
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There were some tense moments for some folks in Salem as the highwaters got the best of them. Home video shows a man at the Ramey Trailer Park being swept away. Some neighbors were able to get him before he went under. Salem's swift water rescue team was called to the Willow River Apartments after a family ignored the mandatory evacuation order. Everyone was rescued and returned to safe ground.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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The Roanoke River flooded much of Eastern Montgomery County including Elliston, Shawsville and Alleghany Springs. There were downed power lines and trees and several car accidents. Dozens of roads were closed and numerous people had to be evacuated from mobile home parks in the region.
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((TRACY GRAHAM: I DON'T HAVE FLOOD INSURANCE. AND IT'S JUST GETTING INTO MY HOUSE. IT'S NOT FUN. THIS IS WHY I'M MOVING IN THE SPRING. I'M SELLING IT AND MOVING IN THE SPRING TO HIGHER LAND.))
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Sheriffs officials will spend most of the night keeping a close eye on the Roanoke River. Many folks in the region are expecting to spend the rest of the week cleaning up.
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[Patrick-Drowning]


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Flooding apparently caused a drowning in Patrick County. A Dry Pond woman is dead- it's believed she was swept away in flood waters from Sandy Creek.
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The Patrick County Sheriff's Department says the body of 51-year old Katherine L. Smith was found in an outhouse that had been washed about 150-yards downstream. A mobile home had also been dislodged. The Sheriff says Sandy Creek rose to approximately 10 feet and overflowed its banks.
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[Pitts-Storm]


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While most folks dealt with water, one man in Southside dealt with wind.
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Joe McDaniel was asleep inside his Pittsylvania County home when strong winds roared through shortly after five this morning.
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((JOE MCDANIEL/STORM VICTIM; THE WIND WOKE ME UP RATTLING THE SIDING ON THE TRAILER. THEN I HEARD THAT TRAIN NOISE. ABOUT 10 SECONDS, IT WAS ALL OVER WITH))
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That short burst of wind destroyed McDaniel's Dry Fork home and most of his belongings.
He thinks it was a tornado, although there is no confirmation.
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Still ahead, the latest on an accident that injured four people tonight.
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And why the so-called American Taliban is asking President Bush for mercy.
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[Sports-Preview]


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An accident this evening in Franklin County sent four people to the hospital- including a two week old infant.
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It happened around 5:15 today on Hardy Road when a Blazer crossed the double yellow line and struck a van. The driver of the Blazer- Kevin Parker of Goodview- has been charged with failure to maintain control of his vehicle and not wearing a seatbelt. William Rye from Roanoke was driving the van- both men are hurt- but their injuries are NOT life threatening. The injuries were more severe for a passenger in the Blazer- Savannah Beckner is in critical condition. The infant who was also in the blazer is doing well but is being kept for observation. All four are at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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[Harsley]


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Lynchburg police now have a murder suspect in custody.
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Emmitt Leonard Harsley, the Third, surrendered to police today.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/August 31]


Police believe Harsley murdered a man outside the James Crossing apartments last month.
30- year old Clyde Arbrey Hilliard was killed.
Harsley faces murder and firearms charges.
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[Burrow]


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A former state official says he would not have released more than 4 million dollars for the National D-Day Memorial if he had received an accurate picture of the foundation's finances.
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Ron Tillett served as Secretary of Finance under Governor Jim Gilmore.
He testified at the fraud trial of former Foundation President Richard Burrow today.
Tillett said he might have asked for an audit if he had known the money was going to pay back existing loans rather fund additional construction as Burrow had maintained.
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Tillet also expressed concern that a two-day loan was used to meet the state's requirement for matching funds.
The prosecution could wrap up its case against Burrow tomorrow.

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The attorney for the so called American Taliban member, John Walker Lindh is asking the President to commute his 20 year prison term.
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Lindh was convicted of helping the Taliban.
But his lawyer says Lindh was just a young man in the wrong place- at the wrong time... similar he says to Louisiana born Yaser Hamdi who served just three years for essentially the same thing- and today is a free man.
Hamdi is en route to Saudi Arabia.. gives up his U-S citizenship and promises not to sue for imprisonment.
John Lindh now regrets his 20 year plea bargain-
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((MR HAMDI MR. HAMDI AND MR. LINDH DID NOT FIGHT AMERICAN TROOPS AT ANY TIME - NEVER, EVER DID THEY DO THAT. /// HAMDI SERVED THREE YEARS AND WE SAY THEY ARE COMPARABLE.))
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Brosnahan says he negotiated Lindh's 20 year sentence at a time of high fears of terrorsim- and he thought it was the best deal he could get.
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Still ahead, West nile Virus proves deadly in Virginia.
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And an earthquake shakes California. Are there more to come?
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[West-Nile]


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It appears West Nile virus has claimed its first victim this year in Virginia- in Fairfax County. Health officials say an elderly man died early this month and the diagnosis is still being confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If confirmed, it will be Virginia's fifth human case and the first fatality from the virus this year.

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An earthquake shakes Central California today- measuring six point zero on the Richter Scale.
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The quake was centered near Parkfield... halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Thousands felt the quake, but so far no reports of injuries and no reports of major damage.
But experts say there could be more to come.
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((ROSS STEIN/SEISMOLOGIST: THERE IS A FIVE TO TEN PERCENT CHANCE NEXT WEEK THAT THIS COULD BE FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER ONE OR LARGER. AND THIS IS JUST BASED ON THE HISTORY OF EARTHQUAKES.))
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Parkfield is on the San Andreas fault- California's most closely watched and feared fault.
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Virginia Tech talks about the rivalry with West Virginia and how the Mountaineers always get fired up for the Hokies, The Virginia Cavaliers offer a four game progress report and Major League Baseball,
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[SUPER=@File; :00]


but first our extra point. Major League Baseball has chosen Washington as the new home of the Montreal Expos, a city official has told The Associated Press. Thursday marks the 33rd anniversary of the last game played by the Washington Senators before their move to Texas.
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[S-Ernie]


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The Nextel Cup series heads to Talladega this weekend for the EA Sports 500.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]

Over the weekend , former Winston Cup star Ernie Irvan spoke to Roanoke's Parkway Wesleyan Church. Irvan won 15 races in his career that ended in 1999. A horrific crash in 1994 at Michigan almost killed him. He raced again and is thankful he had the choice to retire or keep racing. His friend Rusty Wallace will retire next year. Irvan is sad for his late, great friend who did not have that choice.
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Ervan, who never one a points championship, also commented on the Nextel Cup 10 race shootout system.
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[S-UVA]


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The 12th ranked Virginia Cavaliers now begin the heart of their ACC schedule with seven straight conference games starting October 7th at Scott Stadium against Clemson. The games remaining and a four game progress report are topics tonight.
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[S-Hokies]


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Virginia Tech is an early favorite over sixth ranked West Virginia this weekend, as if the Moutaneers need any extra incentive. Mike Stevens Explains.
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[S-Winslow]


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Kellen Winslow Junior's rookie season was a short one.
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[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

The Cleveland Browns tight end needs a second operation on his broken right leg and will miss the rest of the year. Winslow fractured his fibula during a loss at Dallas on September 19th and was operated on last week. The Browns say he will have surgery tomorrow to stabilize ligaments. The former Miami Hurricanes standout was the sixth player taken in this year's N-F-L draft.
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On to major league baseball where the Braves beat down the always outrageous New York Mets 5-2 tonight.
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This game was close early with little offense until that guy, Chipper Jones connects on an RBI double that is gonna plate J.D. Drew and that ties the game up 1 to 1 in the bottom ofthe fourth inning in game one of this double header with the Mets. The mets come right back with a solo homer from Eric Valent to right to go up 2-1. Mets win game one but the Braves take game two 5-2. Former Brave Tom Glavine (GLA'-vin) dropped to 10-and-14, allowing five runs in six innings.
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[SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada/Marlins vs. Expos; :00]

As we told you in the extra point, the Expos appear headed to the nation's capitol. Montreal was a loser in what was likely the second-to-last Major League game at Olympic Stadium tonight.
[SUPER=35-Florida/5/Montreal/2;] Jeff Conine (KOH'-nyn) and Chris Aguila hit solo homers as the Florida Marlins downe

d the Expos 5-to-2. Mike Lowell had two R-B-I's for the Marlins, who led 4-to-0 until Juan Rivera hit a two-run homer in the sixth. The game drew just over 54-hundred fans.
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Flooding-Recap]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Here's a final look tonight at the latest flooding developments. The James and Dan Rivers are expected to crest tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The Roanoke River is falling from its highest levels, but the number of river rescues is still climbing.
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;]


The river feeds into Smith Mountain Lake, where levels are well above full pond. That left boat owners and marinas scrambling to move and secure their boats. The Roanoke River waters are still high enough to keep many people from returning home. Close to 50 people are spending the night at the Salem Civic Center.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 3-Shot]

Many roads are still closed. We'll have the latest information, plus all the school announcements tomorrow on News 7 M ornin; starting at 5:30 a.m.