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7Funnel-Damage

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=Tornado
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


Officials are on their way to Bedford County to determine if a violent storm that moved through the area was a tornado.
The storm produced high winds and left a path of destruction throughout several neighborhoods.
Kimberly McBroom was there and has this report.
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SOT
IN Q=It looked like a scene
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Josh Dooley/Witness; :11
SUPER=01-Rick Meador/Bedford Co. Resident; :34
SUPER=01-David Nichols/Bedford Co. Public Safety Dir.; :52
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:03
RUNS=1:13
OUT Q=news 7 bedford county


(( It looked like a scene from the Wizard of Oz-- but far scarier.
Eleven- year- old Josh Dooley watched the funnel cloud carry his treehouse into the air-- and then level his father's garage.
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SOT 7:56:31 stewartsville-tornado tape

((JOSH DOOLEY/WITNESS: YOU COULD JUST SMELL IT WAS A TORNADO-- JUST HUGE, UP TO THE SKY. IT WAS TWIRLING. YOU COULD HEAR IT, TOO. ))
RUNS=:08


The house next door to Josh's was another casualty of the storm.
High winds ripped off part of the roof.
The interior suffered cracks in the ceiling and water damage.
The owners will have to leave home for a while, but say they're grateful for the help they've received.
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SOT 8:11:16 stewartsville- tornado tape

((RICK MEADOR/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: WE'LL JUST TAKE IT ONE STEP AT A TIME, GET CALMED DOWN, GET EVERYBODY SITUATED. WE GOT A LOT OF-- WE'RE FROM HERE-- AND WE'VE GOT A LOT OF FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AND FAMILY, SO WE'LL BE ALL RIGHT. ))
RUNS=:10


Officials say the possible twister blew through the county at around 3:15 in the afternoon-- the storm's fury catching them by surprise.
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SOT 10:13:52 bedford-tornado tape

((DAVID NICHOLS/BEDFORD CO. PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: THIS IS NOT TYPICAL TO BEDFORD. THE MOUNTAINS SORT OF SHADE THE COUNTY FROM THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITY. SO, IT IS UNUSUAL FOR BEDFORD COUNTY TO HAVE THIS HAPPEN. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=HAVE THIS HAPPEN
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SOT stand up here

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: OFFICIALS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ARE ON THEIR WAY HERE TO ASSESS THE DAMAGE AND DETERMINE WHETHER IT WAS ACTUALLY A TORNADO THAT SWEPT THROUGH THIS COMMUNITY. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, BEDFORD COUNTY. ))
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7Bedford-City


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=Tornado


Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports of a tornado in the CITY of Bedford.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Take a look at this--
High winds blew a tree on top of this house on Peaks View Drive, in the northwest side of the city.
Crews had their work cut out for them as they sliced through tree limbs to clear power lines.
And those who make their living clearing debris had to marvel at the storm.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:13:46
IN Q=When you see

((LEWIS MARTIN/GROUNDSKEEPER: WHEN YOU SEE THEM LIKE THIS, NOBODY HURT, EVERYBODY SAFE, I THINK IT'S THE BEST THING FOR EVERYBODY TO SEE ONCE IN THEIR LIFE-- IS A STORM LIKE THIS. ))
SUPER=01-Lewis Martin/Groundskeeper;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=storm like this
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VO-NAT


Martin says the storm hit Bedford at around five.
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7Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A man suspected of shooting another man at a Roanoke apartment complex yesterday is still at large.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Witnesses told police that a man apparently entered an apartment at Westwood Village.
He allegedly argued with the victim then shot him.
The suspect then fled the scene, firing more rounds into the air.
One stray bullet was found about a block away.
It apparently hit the window of a room where a young boy was sleeping.
The victim's condition is not being released.
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7Dig


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# edit of rockbridge dig with new bites 96-51
GRAPHIC=none


Archeologists and a team of volunteers are finding plenty of artifacts at a site in Rockbridge County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;


There are more than 300 archeological sites in the county.
At this one in Arnold Valley, artifacts are turning up 32 inches deep. Archaeologsts say they don't often find artifacts around here deeper than 18 inches.
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2 36 15 00 - 2 36 24 00
SOT
IN Q=People were

((EUGENE BARFIELD/ARCHEOLOGIST: PEOPLE WERE AROUND HERE FOR A LONG TIME. THERE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN A LOT OF PEOPLE BUT FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME WHICH CAUSED ARTIFACT AND SOIL BUILD UP OVER TIME.))
SUPER=01-Eugene Barfield/Archeologist;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=over time.
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VO-NAT


28 volunteers have been digging for four weeks as part of the Pass Port in Time project.
The U-S Forest Service has sponsored this archaeological summer field school for ten years.
This year the group hopes to find out how old and how deep this site really is... so far artifacts have been found that date back nine-thousand years.
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7Weather


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Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be mostly sunny today and not as humid.
Highs will be around 90 degrees.
It's going to be a mild night with lows in the mid 60s.
Looking ahead, more sun tomorrow with highs in the lower 90s. 7BIRTHDAYS!

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55Twister


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPEedit of #96-57 with new bites
GRAPHIC=Tornado
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


A suspected tornado touches down in Bedford County leaving behind a trail of destruction.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


The powerful storm tore through several neighborhoods yesterday.
Eleven-year-old Josh Dooley says he saw a funnel cloud.
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SOT Stewartsville-Tornado tape 7:56:05
IN Q=My Treehouse

((JOSH DOOLEY/WITNESS: MY TREEHOUSE WENT UP IN THE AIR, AND WE THOUGHT, ME AND MY MOM THOUGHT IT WAS JUST GOING TO RUN INTO THE HOUSE. NEXT THING WE KNEW, MY DAD'S GARAGE ROOF JUST CAME UP RIGHT IN THE AIR. PARTS WERE EVERYWHERE. ))
SUPER=01-Josh Dooley/Witness;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=parts were everywhere
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VO-NAT


The house next door to Josh's was another casualty of the storm.
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SOT same tape 8:10:18
IN Q=I just happened

((RICK MEADOR/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: I JUST HAPPENED TO BE DRIVING BY AND SAW A BIG HOLE IN THE ROOF HERE. I THOUGHT MAYBE A PLANE HAD CRASHED INTO THE ROOF. THEN I LOOKED DOWN HERE AND SAW THAT MY NEIGHBORS GARAGE HAD BEEN DESTROYED, TOO. ))
SUPER=01-Rick Meador/Bedford Co. Resident;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=destroyed, too
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VO-NAT


Officials from the National Weather Service are on their way here to assess the damage and determine whether it was actually a tornado that swept through this community.
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55City-Tornado


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#edit of bedford-city 96-59
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Meanwhile, another unconfirmed report of a tornado in the CITY of Bedford.
High winds blew a tree on top of this house on Peaks View Drive, in the northwest side of the city.
Crews had their work cut out for them as they sliced through tree limbs to clear power lines.
The storm hit Bedford at around five.
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55Amherst-Driver


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-55
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


An Old Dominion Job Corps counselor faces driving charges in connection with a fatal accident on Independence Day.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co./July 4;


State police say 35-year old Harry Johnson was driving too fast when his van went off the road on Route 6-35.
Johnson and eleven Job Corps students were injured in the crash and 20 year old Lionel K. Miller was killed.
Authorities say there was NOT enough evidence to support a manslaughter charge against Johnson.
He was cited for failing to maintain control of his vehicle.
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55Water-Grant


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-47
GRAPHIC=NONE


A new water supply is on the way for residents in the Grahams Forge area of Wythe County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;


Right now the water comes from two wells.
Byt the health department declared one unsafe and the other one doesn't produce enough water to accommodate growth.
But now the U-S Department of Agriculture is funding a new water system with an 855-thousand dollar grant, and a 310-thousand dollar low-interest loan.
Officials hope it'll spur residential and commercial growth.
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SOT 10:26:36
IN Q=

((REP. RICH BOUCHER/D-NINTH DISTRICT: A GROWTH THAT HAD BEEN FORECLOSED IN THE PAST DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF INADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY. WITH FEDERAL FUNDING IN THE AMOUNT OF MORE THAN ONE MILLION DOLLARS WE ARE NOW SOLVING THAT PROBLEM AND CREATING COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN WYTHE COUNTY. ))
SUPER=@Boucher;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=in Wythe County.
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VO-NAT


The project includes a new pump station and extension of lines from Max Meadows and Fort Chiswell.
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55Superfund


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-46
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Meanwhile, other parts of the state needing help aren't so lucky.
Governor George Allen is blocking the federal clean-up efforts of seven heavily polluted sites in Virginia.
He is using a little-known new federal law.
It keeps the EPA from designating a Superfund site for clean-up -- unless the Governor of that state requests it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


A contaminated dump site in the town of Saltville would qualify for the Superfund list.
So would parts of the Radford Arsenal.
But Allen says the EPA is slow and bureaucratic.
He's directed Natural Resources Secretary Becky Dunlop to find other ways to clean up the seven sites.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=Virginia State Seal


An EPA spokesman says six other Governors have blocked the EPA since the law took effect last year.
Virginia HAS requested the Superfund designation for four other sites since then.
They are all active federal installations on Virginia soil.

55Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
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(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
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SUPER=314-Mostly/Sunny/86-90/Clear/Skies/63-67;
SUPER=#555;RESET)


Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be mostly sunny today and not as humid.
Highs will be around 90 degrees.
For tonight, expect clear skies - temperatures will be in the mid 60s.
Looking ahead, more sun tomorrow with highs in the lower 90s.

8Damage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-57
GRAPHIC=Tornado


National Weather Service experts will be in Bedford County today to investigate a reported tornado.
Whatever it was, it brought high winds that damaged homes and property in the county.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=It looked like a scene
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Josh Dooley/Witness; :11
SUPER=01-Rick Meador/Bedford Co. Resident; :34
SUPER=01-David Nichols/Bedford Co. Public Safety Dir.; :52
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:03
RUNS=1:13
OUT Q=news 7 bedford county


(( It looked like a scene from the Wizard of Oz-- but far scarier.
Eleven- year- old Josh Dooley watched the funnel cloud carry his treehouse into the air-- and then level his father's garage.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 7:56:31 stewartsville-tornado tape

((JOSH DOOLEY/WITNESS: YOU COULD JUST SMELL IT WAS A TORNADO-- JUST HUGE, UP TO THE SKY. IT WAS TWIRLING. YOU COULD HEAR IT, TOO. ))
RUNS=:08


The house next door to Josh's was another casualty of the storm.
High winds ripped off part of the roof.
The interior suffered cracks in the ceiling and water damage.
The owners will have to leave home for a while, but say they're grateful for the help they've received.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:11:16 stewartsville- tornado tape

((RICK MEADOR/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: WE'LL JUST TAKE IT ONE STEP AT A TIME, GET CALMED DOWN, GET EVERYBODY SITUATED. WE GOT A LOT OF-- WE'RE FROM HERE-- AND WE'VE GOT A LOT OF FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AND FAMILY, SO WE'LL BE ALL RIGHT. ))
RUNS=:10


Officials say the possible twister blew through the county at around 3:15 in the afternoon-- the storm's fury catching them by surprise.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:13:52 bedford-tornado tape

((DAVID NICHOLS/BEDFORD CO. PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: THIS IS NOT TYPICAL TO BEDFORD. THE MOUNTAINS SORT OF SHADE THE COUNTY FROM THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITY. SO, IT IS UNUSUAL FOR BEDFORD COUNTY TO HAVE THIS HAPPEN. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=HAVE THIS HAPPEN
(/////SOT/////)
SOT stand up here

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: OFFICIALS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ARE ON THEIR WAY HERE TO ASSESS THE DAMAGE AND DETERMINE WHETHER IT WAS ACTUALLY A TORNADO THAT SWEPT THROUGH THIS COMMUNITY. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, BEDFORD COUNTY. ))
RUNS=:11

))

8Bedford-City


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=Tornado


Meanwhile, in the CITY of Bedford there was another unconfirmed report of a tornado.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


High winds blew a tree on top of this house on Peaks View Drive, in the northwest side of the city.
Crews had their work cut out for them as they sliced through tree limbs to clear power lines.
And those who make their living clearing debris had to marvel at the storm.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:13:46
IN Q=When you see

((LEWIS MARTIN/GROUNDSKEEPER: WHEN YOU SEE THEM LIKE THIS, NOBODY HURT, EVERYBODY SAFE, I THINK IT'S THE BEST THING FOR EVERYBODY TO SEE ONCE IN THEIR LIFE-- IS A STORM LIKE THIS. ))
SUPER=01-Lewis Martin/Groundskeeper;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=storm like this
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Martin says the storm hit Bedford at around five.
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8Roanoke-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=Shooting


The manhunt continues this morning for a suspect involved in a shooting yesterday a Roanoke apartment complex.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Witnesses told police that a man apparently entered an apartment at Westwood Village.
He allegedly argued with the victim then shot him.
The suspect then fled the scene firing more rounds into the air.
One stray bullet was found about a block away.
It apparently hit the window of a room where a young boy was sleeping.
The victim's condition is not being released.
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8Senate-Finance


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-52
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


In the race for U-S Senate it may be a race to see which Warner can spend the most.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Republican Senator John Warner loaned his campaign 200- thousand dollars over the last two months.
That's just to try to keep up with Democrat Mark Warner -- who's given his campaign 1-point-6 million dollars over the same period.
Multi-millionaire Mark Warner is already into his third T-V campaign of the general election season.
He spent 1-point-7 million dollars in the last two months.
John Warner spent just over half that.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=Campaign 96


At the end of June, both candidates reported between 100 and 200- thousand dollars still in their coffers.

8Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
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SUPER=314-Mostly/Sunny/86-90/Clear/Skies/63-67;
SUPER=#555;RESET)


Turning now to the forecast -
It's going to be mostly sunny today and not as humid.
Highs will be around 90 degrees. Looking ahead, more sun tomorrow with highs in the lower 90s. It's going to be a mild night with lows in the mid 60s.