[Debate-Folo]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[WRITER=kmc]
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No major surprises, but sharp disagreements, as the two presidential candidates met last night for the first of three debates.
President Bush kept reminding voters he's already commander-in-chief, while John Kerry challenged his record.
Meanwhile, two polls taken right after the debate suggest that viewers favored Kerry this time around.
Brian Andrews is in Coral Gables, Florida this morning and joins us now with the highlights.
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[SUPER=03-Coral Gables, FL;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Kerry/(D) Presidential Nominee;]
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[OUT Q=back to you.]



[LIVE=NEWSPATH/FULL]
[SUPER=05-Coral Gables, FL;]


(( AFTER THE HANDSHAKE THE WAR IN IRAQ TOOK CENTER STAGE.. AS PRESIDENT BUSH AND JOHN KERRY SPARRED IN THEIR FIRST FACE TO FACE MEETING.

KERRY SOT: 21:11:23 this president I regret to say has made a colossal

error in judgment
BUSH SOT: 21:15:41 the world is safer without saddam Hussein


WHILE THE PRESIDENT CALLED IRAQ A KEY FRONT IN THE WAR ON TERROR.. HIS DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGER CALLED IT A DIVERSION IN A BROADER STRUGGLE AGAINST TERROR AND THE HUNT FOR OSAMA BIN LADEN.
THEY AGREED NOW THAT THE U-S IS IN IRAQ..THE WAR NEEDS TO BE WON.. BUT TRADED SHOTS OVER WHAT TO DO NEXT.

KERRY SOT: 21:47:38 the presidents plan is four words- more of the

same- I think my plan is better
THE MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR EMPHASIZED BRINGING MORE ALLIES TO THE TABLE IN ORDER TO GET U-S TROOPS HOME. THE PRESIDENT CONCEDED WORK IN IRAQ IS DIFFICULT.. BUT SAID THE WAY TO SUCCEED IS TO SEND CONSISTENT MESSAGES.

BUSH SOT: 21:19 47 how can you lead this country in iraq if you say its

the wrong war at the wrong time..
AT ALMOST EVERY TURN MR. BUSH HAMMERED HIS CAMPAIGN THEME THAT SENATOR KERRY HAS FLIP-FLOPPED ON THE ISSUES. THE DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGER.. WAS READY WITH A DEFENSE.

KERRY SOT: 21:43:08 I have had one position all along that saddam

Hussein was a threat but president chose the wrong way.
BUSH SOT: 21:42:55 he changes positions.. and you cannot change

positions in this war on terror is you expect to win.
KERRY SAID HE COULD DO A BETTER JOB THAN MR. BUSH PROTECTING THE NATION AGAINST ANOTHER 9/11 STYLE ATTACK. THE PRESIDENT TRIED TO MAKE THE CASE HES THE LEADER WILL MAKE TOUGH DECISION EVEN WHEN THEYRE UNPOPULAR.
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[AMCollege-Vote]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Of all age groups, young people are the least likely to vote, but college students say this year, it will be different.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Before the debate, about 50 Roanoke college students debated the issues themselves.
The main topics: the war on terror and Iraq.
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[IN Q=The Iraqis didnt]
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[OUT Q=take care of Saddam Hussein]
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[VO-NAT]


The debate over foreign policy carried over when the two Presidential candidates appeared on stage in Florida.
Many of the students here have already made up their mind who they'll vote for. It was the undecideds the candidates need to reach.
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[SOT 44:01]
[IN Q=coming from MA]
[SUPER=01-Michaela Ferrell/Roanoke College Freshman; :00]
[SUPER=01-James Cooney/Undecided Voter; :08]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=haven't hear from Nader yet.]
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[VO-NAT]


Students also tell us they've learned an important lesson from the 2000 election, and that is their vote does matter.
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[IN Q= ]
[SUPER=01-Trista Wilkins/Kerry Supporter;]
[SUPER=01-Ethan Johnson/Bush Supporter;]
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[OUT Q=to vote ]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


IF college students plan on voting, they'll most likely have to do it through an absentee ballot.
Virginia law requires registered voters to cast their ballot from their permanent residence.


[11Mason-Dixon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=04-38 TC41:32]
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[ENG#=2]

While Virginians are getting ready to elect a President this year, they're also thinking about who they want to succeed Governor Mark Warner next year. The latest News 7/Mason-Dixon poll
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[VO] shows that, statewide, 40-percent of voters support Republican Attorney General Jerry Kilgore. 35-percent back Democratic Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine. In our area, the numbers change drastically. 45 to 51 percent support Kilgore, while between 29 and 32 percent say they would vote for Kaine. Meantime, Governor Warner is enjoying more support than ever. 58-percent of voters across the Commonwealth rate his performance as "excellent or good". That's up from 57-percent last year.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=04-30 TC1:08:09]
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Defense attorneys are deciding whether Richard Burrow will testify in his own defense at his federal fraud trial in Charlottesville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville]


The former director of the National D-Day Memorial is charged with defrauding banks, donors and the state, as he raised money to build the monument in Bedford.
The jury heard from D-Day veteran Bob Slaughter yesterday, who says Burrow got caught in a mess as he struggled to finish the memorial before its dedication in June, 2001.
Burrow did take the stand in his first trial in 2002, which ended in a hung jury.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Business News]
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In business news, Merck's stock took a hit yesterday. Marcella Palmer has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Marcella Palmer/Reporting; :00]
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[OUT Q=in NY, I'm Marcella Palmer.]

((STOCKS TO WATCH TODAY... MERCK AND COMPANY. SHARES DROPPED NEARLY 27 PERCENT TO AN 8 YEAR LOW THURSDAY AFTER MERCK PULLED ARTHRITIS DRUG VIOXX FROM THE MARKET, BECAUSE IT COULD INCREASE THE CHANCE OF HEART ATTACK OR STROKE. MERCKS LOSS MIGHT BE A GAIN TODAY FOR RIVAL PRODUCTS BY PFIZER AND NOVARTIS.
THE DOW CLOSED THE DAY DOWN THURSDAY 55. THE NASDAQ CLOSED UP 2.
CRUDE-OIL CLOSED JUST UNDER 50 DOLLARS A BARREL AT 49.64, AS TRADERS CONSIDERED FACTORS LIKE THE POSSIBILITY OF INCREASES IN SUPPLY... AND THE STRENGTH OF A CEASE FIRE BETWEEN MILITANTS AND TROOPS IN NIGERIA.
DISNEY COULD FACE A DOUBLE BLOW BY HURRICANE DAMAGE AT ITS WORLD FAMOUS FLORIDA THEME PARK. THE COMPANY HAS UPGRADED THE IMPACT OF HURRICANE DAMAGE ON THE ITS FOURTH QUARTER EARNINGS PROSPECTS.
NETFLIX AND TIVO SAY THE RUMORS ARE TRUE... TOGETHER THEY WILL DEVELOP WHAT COULD TURN IN TO A DIGITAL MOVIE DOWNLOADING SERVICE, WHICH WOULD ALLOW CUSTOMERS TO DOWNLOAD AN ENTIRE DVD ONTO A TIVO BOX.
FOR MORE ON THE MARKET LOG ON TO OUR WEBSITE... CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM . IN NEW YORK I'M MARCELLA PALMER.))


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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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A day after a string of deadly car bombings in Baghdad, U- S and Iraqi forces have launched a major attack against rebel strongholds in Samarra.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Samarra, Iraq;]


More than 80 people have been killed.
The U-S military says it's going after insurgents who have repeatedly staged unprovoked attacks.
Terrorist leader Abu Musab al- Zarqawi claimed responsibility for at least some of yesterday's violence.
U-S forces have been targeting al-Zarqwai fighters with airstrikes in Fallujah.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=rle]
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Some residents in Alleghany are cleaning up the mess left over from this week's flooding.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]

Some communities along Potts Creek and Dunlap Creek were hit by fast rising waters on Tuesday. Public Safety officials estimate between 75 and 1-hundred homes were damaged, about a half dozen beyond repair. But they say the flooding could have been much worse.
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[IN Q=It seemed like...]

((RYAN MUTERSPAUGH/DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY; IT SEEMED LIKE MOST OF THE WATER HERE IN THE DUNLAP CREEK AND POTTS CREEK CAME OUT OF WEST VIRGINIA. BUT THE NORTHERN PART AND EASTERN PARTS OF THE COUNTY WHICH SEEM TO GET A LOT OF THE WATER IN MOST OTHER INSTANCES WERE REALLY LUCKY THIS GO-ROUND.))
[SUPER=01-Ryan Muterspaugh/Director of Public Safety;]
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[OUT Q=lucky this go-round.]
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[VO-NAT]

The county is now working with state and federal officials to see which victims will qualify for aid.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Damage road and property in Montgomery County now totals about five million dollars.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The new year will bring a change of ownership for a Roanoke institution, the Roanoker Restaurant.
But as, Joe Dashiell reports, the new boss won't be tinkering with the popular restaurant's successful recipe.
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[IN Q=Fran Lambert]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-E. C. Warren/Current Roanoker Restaurant Owner; :22]
[SUPER=01-Butch Craft/New Roanoker Restaurant Owner; :48]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((Fran Lambert and Gail Dehaeseleer serve up the coffee with a smile.
And a loyal corps of customers continue to make the Roanoker one of western Virginia's busiest restaurants.
E. C. Warren has worked in the restaurant his father started since he was eight years old, and says he's ready to hand over the business to longtime manager and friend Butch Craft.
[SOT]
[IN Q=Came time for me]

((CAME TIME FOR ME TO STEP BACK A LITTLE BIT AND GO WITH IT AND LET HER DO THE THINGS I KNOW SHE CAN DO AND WANTS TO DO. AND I'VE GOT FULL CONFIDENCE IN HER AND WHAT SHE'S DOING.))
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[OUT Q=in her and what she's doing.]


The Roanoker opened in 1941... and operated in three different locations downtown before moving to towers shopping center, and 22 years ago to its present location on Colonial Avenue.
Craft has worked at the restaurant for more than 30 years and says nothing is going to change.
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[IN Q=We're going to keep]

((WE'RE GOING TO KEEP THE ROANOKER LIKE IT HAS BEEN THE 33 YEARS I HAVE WORKED HERE, AND THE 50 YEARS E.C. HAS WORKED HERE. IF IT'S NOT BROKE, DON'T TRY TO FIX IT, SO WE'RE GOING TO KEEP IT THE SAME.))
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[OUT Q=going to keep it the same.]


While Warren and Craft aren't blood relatives, they say they're as close as brother and sister.
And while the next few months will bring a change of ownership, they say it feels as if this homegrown family restaurant is remaining in the family.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
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One of the men who vandalized a historic black church in Roanoke will serve time in jail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Zachary Bryant pled guilty to burglary and destruction of property at Mount Moriah Baptist Church.
He faced a maximum sentence of 25 years.
Yesterday, a judge sentenced him to 9 months in jail and ordered Bryant to pay the church six-thousand dollars in restitution.
In court, Bryant apologized to church leaders who say they have forgiven him.
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[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
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In business news, shares of Merck fell yesterday after the company pulled the arthritis drug Vioxx off the market.
Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
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[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]

((THE DOW TUMBLED AND THE BROADER MARKET WAS MIXED.


THE DOW INDUSTRIALS DROPPED NEARLY 56-POINTS.
WHILE THE NASDAQ ADDED TWO.


MERCK VOLUNTARILY WITHDREW ITS ARTHRITIS DRUG VIOXX FROM WORLDWIDE SALE THURSDAY.
THE DRUGMAKER SAID THAT'S BECAUSE A THREE-YEAR TRIAL FOUND THE MEDICATION COULD INCREASE A PATIENT'S RISK OF HEART ATTACK AND STROKE.
THE COMPANY WARNED EXPENSES RELATED TO THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE DRUG -- WHICH ACCOUNTS FOR 10 PERCENT OF MERCK'S ANNUAL SALES -- WOULD HIT SECOND-HALF EARNINGS.
SHARES OF MERCK FELL MORE THAN 26-PERCENT ON THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, FUELING THE DROP IN THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE.
MERCK SHAREHOLDERS LOST ABOUT 27-BILLION IN STOCK VALUE.


THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS FILING NEW CLAIMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT ROSE BY 18-THOUSAND LAST WEEK -- TO 369-THOUSAND.
THE WEEKLY READINGS ON JOBLESS CLAIMS HAVE FLUCTUATED DRAMATICALLY IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER AS THE SOUTHEAST HAS BEEN MAULED BY FOUR HURRICANES IN SIX WEEKS.


THE GOVERNMENT ALSO REPORTS CONSUMER SPENDING REMAINED THE SAME IN AUGUST, WHILE PERSONAL INCOME ROSE FOUR-TENTHS OF A PERCENT.
BOTH READINGS WERE CLOSE TO WALL STREET EXPECTATIONS.
THE REPORT TOOK INTO ACCOUNT THE IMPACT OF HURRICANE CHARLEY, WHICH HIT FLORIDA ON AUGUST 13TH.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF... I'M STAN CASE.))
[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [WINNER]


[6-Water-Risks]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-27 TC2:03:50]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath]
[ENG#=2]


Health officials have issued an advisory warning residents about the dangers of flood water.
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[VO-NAT]


They say flood water and debris can contain all types of viruses and bacteria including human and animal waste that have flowed into the water.
This can pose a health risk if the water is consumed or comes into contact with an open wound.
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[SOT17:59:12]
[IN Q=Our advice is to avoid flood water if at all possible]

((DICK TABB/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH MANAGER; OUR ADVICE IS TO AVOID FLOOD WATER IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. IF YOU DO HAVE TO HAVE CONTACT THAN YOU REALLY NEED TO WASH WITH SOAP AND WATER TO DECONTAMINATE YOUR BODY. IF THERE ARE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS YOU NEED TO USE A WEAK CHLORINE SOLUTION TO DISINFECT THOSE ITEMS))
[SUPER=01-Dick Tabb/Environmental Health Manager]
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[OUT Q=to disinfect those items]
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[VO-NAT]


Health officials say surface water on creeks, rivers and lakes should also be avoided.
They are not safe for recreational activity until the flood water recedes and normal water flow resumes.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-33 TC 1:04:21]
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[ENG#=3]

Roanoke County firefighters are camping out to cut down on their response time.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Firefighter Harold Chrimes (Crimes) yesterday parked his camper on Bradshaw Road. It will serve as a staging area and be manned 24- hours a day until the washed out road is repaired. Otherwise it would take rescue personnel up to 40 minutes to respond to the dozens of residents who live on the stretch of road that was cut off. V-Dot hopes to have the road repaired by tommorow.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=04-32 TC58:01]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]
[ENG#=2]


The Roanoker Restaurant has been serving up home-cooking and hospitality for more than 60 years.
Soon, the Roanoke landmark will have a new owner.
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[VO-NAT]


The Roanoker opened in 1941, and now employs about 80 people at its Colonial Avenue location.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


E. C. Warren started working in the restaurant as an eight- year- old. Fifty years later he says he wants more time to travel and pursue other interests.
He's selling the business to longtime manager and friend Butch Craft.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Came time for me]

((E.C. WARREN: CAME TIME FOR ME TO STEP BACK A LITTLE BIT AND GO WITH IT AND LET HER DO THE THINGS I KNOW SHE CAN DO AND WANTS TO DO. AND I'VE GOT FULL CONFIDENCE IN HER AND WHAT SHE'S DOING.)) ((BUTCH CRAFT: E.C. DESERVES THIS. I'M HAPPY FOR HIM. I WANT HIM TO ENJOY LIFE. AND HE WANTS A PLACE TO EAT AND THAT'S WHY HE'S TURNING IT OVER TO ME.))
[SUPER=01-E. C. Warren/Current Roanoker Restaurant Owner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Butch Craft/New Roanoker Restaurant Owner; :11]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=turning it over to me.]
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[VO-NAT]


Craft says the Roanoker won't change, and Warren isn't walking away.
He says he will continue to advise Craft, help out when needed, and dine at the family restaurant his family started.
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(Kim tosses to bump)

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[11Willow-River]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-31 TC 2:02:19]
[GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath]
[ENG#=1]

Montgomery County officials say Tuesday's flooding caused approximatley five million dollars in damage to roads and property. The amount is higher in Salem, where officials estimate six-point- six millons dollars in damage to homes and businesses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

In the Roanoke Valley, one of the areas hardest hit was the Willow River Apartments. People there are still out of their homes after being evacuated Tuesday. A number of residents say they were misled when moving into the complex which is in a flood plain. The owner says everyone is warned verbally and in writing about the risks.
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[IN Q=We're doing the best...]

((LINDA HAMNER/WILLOW RIVER OWNER: WE'RE DOING THE BEST WE CAN POSSIBLY DO AT THIS POINT. WE'RE SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS, AS WELL AS EVERYONE ELSE. WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO LET US KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON, WE'RE WAITING FOR THE BUILDING INSPECTOR TO COME IN AND CAN LET US KNOW WHEN THEY CAN COME IN...UNTIL HE TELLS US.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Hamner/Willow River Owner]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=.. he tells us.]
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[VO-NAT]

Salem officials say residents may be allowed to get some of their belonging today, but they're not sure how long it will be before everyone's home.
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