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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. Morning fog will give way to increasing sunshine today with highs in the 70's. And meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner looks ahead in just a few minutes
[SS=Accident 4000]

A tractor trailer is overturned on Route 220 South at Webb Road near the Franklin County line. The accident is blocking both southbound lanes. There's no word on any injuries. Authorities say drivers should avoid this area if possible.






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Buchanan area residents are waking up to see the James River has fallen below flood stage.
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It's a far different story from yesterday, when the James crested about 8 feet above flood stage.
Nearly a half dozen businesses along Lowe street sustained major water damage, including two restaurants and a church.
Although the river got just feet from doorsteps, the rising waters did not lead to any home evacuations.
Residents can now begin cleaning up.
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The cleanup is already underway along the Roanoke River, and it will last a lot longer than the flood did.
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Floodwaters reached the third row of Victory Stadium and left a thick layer of muck on the track and in rooms throughout the structure. At the National Guard armory, soldiers cleaned up after Jeanne left gallons of the slop around the building, and in the gymnasium.
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[SOT - 22:12:20]
[IN Q=Clean up...]

((LT. COL. ERIC BARR/VIRGINIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD; CLEAN UP THE MUCK, AND MOVE FORWARD. AND WE'RE STILL PREPARED TO TRAIN OUR SOLDIERS FOR OPERATIONS WHETHER THEY BE STATE OR FEDERAL, IF NEED BE WE COULD STILL BE CALLED OUT TO FUNCTION AND NOT MISS A BEAT AT THIS POINT.))
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[OUT Q=at this point.]
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Several businesses were also damaged from flooding. Officials say construction on a flood prevention project along that part of the river is expected to start in the Spring of 2006.
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There is a different sort of recovery effort in Patrick County, where dozens of animals need new homes.
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[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.;]

Friends of 51 -year old Kathy Smith are cleaning up after Smith was killed Tuesday by a raging Sandy Creek. Smith's mobile home and outbuilding, which she used to protect rescued cats and dogs from other wildlife, were knocked off their foundations and sent downstream. Friends are now trying to find new homes for the surviving animals.
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Turning from floods to politics, President Bush is leads John Kerry in Virginia, but the margin cannot be considered wide.
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Going in to tonight's first debate, the latest News 7 Mason Dixon poll shows Bush leading Kerry by six points in the Old Dominion. A year ago, the lead was 18 points.
But when it comes to the president's job performance, a majority rates his job performance as excellent or good.
A majority of voters also say the economy is the most important issue this election, and 46-percent believe the president can better handle the economy.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
September leaves us with increasing sunshine later today and highs in the 70's.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast details after the news.

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Roanoke County police say a tractor trailer accident is blocking southbound traffic between Roanoke and Boones Mill.
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[Take Accident Map FS] The accident is close to the Franklin County and police tell us it is blocking both southbound lanes. [Take Steve Phoner FS 1208essB] State Pardon is at the accident scene with more information.
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Martha Stewart may not sample our region's weather THIS weekend, but by a week from tomorrow, she'll be an inmate at "Camp Cupcake."
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[SUPER=03-Alderson, WV]


That's the nickname for the federal prison just across the state line in Alderson, West Virginia.
Stewart will serve her five-month sentence at the prison along the Greenbrier River.
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[IN Q=I don't think]

((MELINDA MARTIN/ALDERSON RESIDENT; I DON'T THINK THERE GONNA BE SOME LACE CURTAINS OVER THERE, SHE MIGHT BE MAKING SOME (LAUGHING).))
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[OUT Q=making some. LAUGHING]
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The minimum security women's prison has seen its share of high-profile inmates.
Nazi propagandist Axis Sally did time there after World War Two, as did Singer Billie Holliday.
More recently, the woman who tried to kill President Ford was held there.
Lynette, Squeaky, Fromme actually escaped from the prison for a few days in 1987.
Martha Stewart must report to prison by October 8th.
A source says Alderson was picked because of its remote location-- amid fears the prisons Stewart wanted were too media-accessible.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... September ends on a pleasant note-- with partly cloudy skies and highs in the lower 70s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.




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A tractor trailer accident is blocking traffic in both directions between Roanoke and Boones Mill.
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[Take Accident Map FS] The accident is on Route 220 close to the Franklin County line at Webb Road, and it is blocking both southbound lanes.
Northbound traffic is also slowed down, because police are now diverting some of the southbound traffic onto the northbound side. Authorities say the backups are likely for at least another 30 minutes to one hour on Route 220, near the Roanoke-Franklin County line.
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Residents in Buchanan can breathe a sigh of relief, now that the James River has dropped back below flood stage.
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It's a far story from yesterday, when the James crested about 8 feet above flood stage.
Nearly a half dozen businesses along Lowe street sustained major water damage, including two restaurants and a church.
Although the river got just feet from doorsteps, the rising waters did not lead to any home evacuations.
Residents can now begin cleaning up.
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[8-11NRV-Flooding]


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They've already been hard at work cleaning up the mess left in Montgomery County.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

There was a lot of debris stuffed along roadways and on bridges. Roadways were washed away. V-Dot crews spent most of the day surveying the damage. The undersides of a lot of homes were broken and many folks had flooded basements.
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[SOT: 16:41:00 ]
[IN Q=This came]
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(( CALVIN KISSINGER: THIS CAME TOO QUICK... IT WAS LIKE ALL OF A SUDDEN. WHEN FRANCES CAME WE HAD PLENTY OF TIME TO GET EVERYTHING OUT AND MOVE AROUND A BIT. BUT WITH THIS ONE. NO... NO WAY.))
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[OUT Q=No way.]
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There are still a few roads in the area that are closed. Folks say it could take several days to dry out their homes.
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[**WIPE**WIPE**]
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[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;]


And at Smith Mountain Lake, they were reeling in runaway boats. Fire and rescue crews spent most of the day recovering boats that got swept up in the storm. At Campers Paradise in Bedford County, high water buried the boat docks and walkways. But, at the Bay Roc Marina in Hardy, the problem was trash and debris. A-E-P says it will do its routine cleaning at the lake within the next couple of months.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... October arrives tomorrow, and September leaves with increasing sunshine today and highs in the 70's.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast after the news.



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A tractor trailer accident is creating big backups this morning between Roanoke and Boones Mill.
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[Take Accident Map FS] The accident is on Route 220 near the Franklin County line.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

A southbound truck overturned, blocking both southbound lanes.
Northbound traffic is also slowed down, because police are now diverting some of the southbound traffic onto the northbound side. VDOT reports this hour that crews are "struggling" to right the truck and get it out of the way.
There is no time estimate yet on when the wreckage might be cleared. No one was injured, and there is no word yet on the cause.
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The cleanup is now well underway along Roanoke River, but it will last a lot longer than the flood did.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Floodwaters reached the third row of Victory Stadium and left a thick layer of muck on the track and in rooms throughout the structure. At the National Guard armory, soldiers cleaned up after Jeanne left gallons of the slop around the building, and in the gymnasium.
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[IN Q=Clean up...]

((LT. COL. ERIC BARR/VIRGINIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD; CLEAN UP THE MUCK, AND MOVE FORWARD. AND WE'RE STILL PREPARED TO TRAIN OUR SOLDIERS FOR OPERATIONS WHETHER THEY BE STATE OR FEDERAL, IF NEED BE WE COULD STILL BE CALLED OUT TO FUNCTION AND NOT MISS A BEAT AT THIS POINT.))
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[OUT Q=at this point.]
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Several businesses were also damaged from flooding. Officials say construction on a flood prevention project along that part of the river is expected to start in the Spring of 2006.
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[9-6Harkrader]


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The man who led this station for more than two decades was remembered yesterday for his integrity, professionalism, and gentle nature. John Harkrader died Sunday at the age of 88.
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[VO-NAT]


Harkrader went to work for WDBJ radio in 1938 as a part-time announcer and salesman, and he led WDBJ television from 1958 until his retirement in 1981.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


As family and friends gathered for his funeral, they spoke of professional accomplishment and personal relationships.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What I remember most]

((TED POWERS/FORMER WDBJ7 PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR: WHAT I REMEMBER MOST WAS HIS TOTAL GOOD HUMOR.)) ((RON MILLER/FORMER WDBJ7 NEWS DIRECTOR: IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BE WITH HIM TO WORK WITH HIM, TO HAVE HIM AS A FRIEND, AND TO HAVE HIM AS A BOSS.))
[SUPER=01-Ted Powers/Former WDBJ Public Affairs Director; :00 quick]
[SUPER=01-Ron Miller/Former WDBJ News Director; :06 quick]
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[OUT Q=to have him as a boss.]
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[VO-NAT]


Former colleagues say Harkrader never lost sight of WDBJ's viewers or its employees... and believed that by supporting both the station would build a strong foundation for the future.
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((Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.))
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[Kim on Camera] Christmas is still a couple of months away, but it's sure to be on the minds of some people this weekend. The Craftsmens Classic is the unofficial start to the shopping season.
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[Animation full] A preview tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.[BIRTHDAYS!] 10/01/04
Friday:
Anniversay:
[SUPER=130-5th/Roger & Michelle Manns/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-26/Dallas Colley/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-/Donna Lowry/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-35/Monicha Carter/Martinsville]




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