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1-News-Head

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V/O-NAT
Flash flooding in the Roanoke area and southside may be foreshadowing more serious problems yet to come this weekend.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX: we'll see how folks fared in today's HIGH WATER.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And the Senate candidates. Does either of the Warners have a valid claim against negative campaigning? Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Emmitt returns to the practice field today.
Welsh, TIki and Beamer get ready to embark on big weekends,
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VO-NAT eng#


And Tech head coach Bill Foster will announce his retirement plans tomorrow morning.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Nature was rude in bringing floods today because Hurricane Fran will try to add to the misery Friday.

Flooding


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=Flooding


The Roanoke Valley and Southside Virginia are soaked to the bone tonight.
Heavy downpours have flooded creeks, prompting evacuations in some areas and washing out several streets.
And while there was a slight let up this afternoon the rain is expected to resume.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ron/Microwave


Ron Jones is near the Roanoke River with an update.
Live=Ron Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Ron1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
(Ron ad libs)

Rollcue: bracing for more
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SOT
IN Q=Raging waters
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=07-Roger Shipplett; :15 screen right
RUNS=:56
OUT Q=South Carolina

((
Raging waters raced through Roanoke Valley streams and rivers today, as two days of steady rainfall pushed banks to their limits.
SOT 09:40:26

((ROGER SHIPPLETT: UNREAL! AND I'VE BEEN HERE 10 OR 15 YEARS. I'VE SEEN ONE THAT WAS WORST THAN THIS WHEN IT CAME THROUGH HERE AND WIPED MY WHOLE BANK OUT. BUT THIS ONE RIGHT HERE. I'VE NEVER SEEN ONE RISE THAT FAST. IT CAME IN LIKE A THUNDERSTORM.))
RUNS=:17


That was the feeling of most residents that were effected by the rain...many could only keep bailing water from their basements and look on helplessly at their water covered vehicles.
SOT 09:41:28

((BUT THE TREES THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT IN BETWEEN THERE IS A SMALL CREEK AND IT HAS BECOME A MONSTER. IT'S JUST TEARING EVERYTHING DOWN AS IT GOES. NEVER SEEN NOTHING LIKE IT.))
RUNS=:10


And even though several rivers and streams have receded forecasters predict we will soon begin feeling the effects of Hurricane Fran, now headed for South Carolina.
Live=Ron Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;




Double Boxes=Keith and Ron/Microwave




Talent=Keith


We may be getting a break from the rain but it will be short-lived. In fact heavier downpours are on the way, expected to begin late tomorrow.
Robin, this hurricane looks strikingly similar to Hurricane Hugo.))

Robin-Update


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=rre
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


TWO SHOT TOSS ROBIN & KEITH

Talent=Robin
SUPER=@Robin1;


MCU ROBIN ON SET
DOPPLER/FULL HURRICANE VIEW
LIVELINE/FULL HURRICANE LOOP
TWO SHOT TOSS MENTION INTERNET

Double Boxes=Robin and Teresa/StarLink



Danville-Flooding


ANCHOR=Robin
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=None
Double Boxes=Robin and Teresa/StarLink


Teresa Hamilton has seen the flooding firsthand in Danville. She's on the banks of the Dan River.
Live=Teresa Full/StarLink
SUPER=@Teresa1;
SUPER=06-Danville;
(Teresa ad lib)
(ROLL CUE: "words of encouragement".)
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SOT **Tape Rolled from StarLink**
IN Q=It's been
SUPER=01-Edward Richardson/Danville Resident; :00
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night; :10
SUPER=@Allen; 1:12
SUPER=01-Doug Young/Emergency Services Director; 1:21
RUNS=1:35
OUT Q=like that here.
(Teresa ad lib)
Live=Teresa Full/StarLink
SUPER=06-Danville;




Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/StarLink
(Keith Question: Other than words of encouragement, what was the governor's

goal in visiting Danville?)

County-Flooding


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=Flooding


The flood waters weren't as high in Roanoke County... but the danger levels were.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Fire officials were afraid this house on Knowles Road was going to explode.
A liquid oxygen tank used for life support started to leak... after the basement of the home began filling up with water.
Dan Fargnoli and his wife Josephine had to be evacuated as gas filled the house.
He needs the oxygen to survive... and she says flood control of a nearby creek is the problem.
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SOT 10:52:17
IN Q=He's my

((JOSEPHINE FARGNOLI: HE'S MY MAIN CONCERN. I WISH THE HECK THEY'D BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. I DON'T KNOW. I'D HATE TO LOSE A LIFE BECAUSE OF THIS THING. ))
SUPER=07-Josephine Fargnoli;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=this thing
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VO-NAT


Officials say any time there is a large amount of highly concentrated oxygen, there is the possibility of an explosion.
No one was hurt... and the Fargnoli's hope to move back into their home later this week.
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Low-water bridge


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-65
GRAPHIC=Flooding


As rain fell at the rate of more than an inch an hour for a while this morning....
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke

the water level in the Roanoke River started rising quickly.
Several people got stranded in Smith Park between low-water bridges on Wiley Drive.
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SOT 10:29:30
IN Q=Well, this one

((LISA SCRUGGS/STRANDED MOTORIST: WELL, THIS ONE HAD ALREADY STARTED FLOODING WHEN I CAME THROUGH, AND I MADE IT THOUGH THIS ONE. AND THEN WHEN I TRIED TO GO OUT THAT ONE, I KNEW THIS LITTLE CAR WOULDN'T MAKE IT THROUGH THAT ONE.))
SUPER=01-Lisa Scruggs/Stranded Motorist
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=through that one.
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VO-NAT


The city fire department got Norfolk Southern to open the gate to railroad property next to the park, so the stranded motorists could drive along the tracks to get around the low-water bridges.
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Mudlick-Flooding


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Today's heavy rains also brought high water along Mudlick Road in Roanoke, and headaches for drivers who were forced to detour.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The water level rose quickly at mid- morning, and emergency crews scrambled to close the street.
They had to turn back more than one driver intent on crossing the flooded roadway.
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SOT
IN Q=Water like this

((DAVID POPE/FIRE EMS CAPTAIN: WATER LIKE THIS CAN GO DOWN QUICKLY. IT CAN ALSO COME UP VERY QUICKLY, SO PEOPLE THAT ARE DRIVING AROUND THE AREA ROADS NEED TO BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL AND IF THEY SEE HIGH WATER DON'T DRIVE THROUGH IT, BECAUSE AS YOU SAW A FEW MINUTES AGO SOMEONE TRIED TO GO THROUGH THIS PARTICULAR STREAM AND IF THEY HAD GONE MUCH FURTHER THEY'D HAVE BEEN OVER THE BRIDGE.))
SUPER=01-David Pope/Roanoke Fire EMS Captain;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=over the bridge.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Flooding


With the possibility of more rain during the next couple of days, city officials also urged residents to take the usual precautions, and make sure they have adequate supplies of food and water.
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6-- Warner versus Warner is heating up--the latest war of words is a negative barrage about how both sides want a positive campaign.
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VO-NAT


and a plan designed to make Roanoke city rental housing safer. It comes several months after five family members died in a fire.
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1


Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=Mark Warner


Don't expect the Senate campaign to remain a gentlemanly affair.
A push for a positive campaign is floundering in both Warner camps.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=In June
SUPER=03-Hampton/June 8; :
SUPER=@file; :11
SUPER=@Markwarner; :28
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:08
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

(( In June, Democrat Mark Warner called for an issues- oriented campaign.
What could be more absurd, he asked, than personal attacks, innuendos, questioning of motives?
Since then, Republican incumbent John Warner has questioned how Mark Warner acquired his personal wealth, and suggested he's trying to buy a Senate seat.
Now John Warner has put his own positive campaign pledge in writing, and challenged his opponent to join him.
Will he?
SOT 11:50:04

((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: THAT PLEDGE, BY THIS VERY LETTER, IS NULL AND VOID. THIS IS A PERSONAL ATTACK. I THINK IF YOU ASK ANY INDIVIDUAL ABOUT THIS FIRST PARAGRAPH -- QUESTIONED WHERE I CAME FROM, MOCKING MY TRAVELS AROUND VIRGINIA.))
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PRE-PRO
Indeed, John Warner writes of Mark Warner "Having coming from Connecticut to join us in Virginia, your trip surely gave you an appreciation of our values and time honored traditions."
And then of himself "Having lived most of my adult life in the Commonwealth, I've learned what Virginians appreciate..."
sot 11:47:54

((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: I DO THINK IT'S SERIOUS. WHEN SOMEBODY QUESTIONS MY CREDENTIALS AS A VIRGINIAN, AND THAT'S WHAT HE'S BEEN DOING, I RESENT IT.))
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So will a man who's 25 points behind in the polls put his own positive campaign pledge in writing?
SOT 11:50:25

((MARK WARNER: WILL I CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT THE ISSUE DIFFERENCES? YES.))
RUNS=:02


That wasn't the question.
In a later fax he says after John Warner apologizes.
Stay tuned.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Church-Burning


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=Arson


Arson and vandalism to places of worship -- Christian, Jewish, or Muslim -- will NOT be tolerated in Virginia.
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SOT 02:00:07
IN Q=Our churches

((ATTORNEY GEN. JIM GILMORE: OUR CHURCHES HAVE ALWAYS WATCHED OVER US. NOW OUR CHURCHES NEED US TO WATCH OVER THEM.))
SUPER=@Gilmore;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=over them.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


That message today from the Attorney General as he unveiled a nine- point legislative package.
SUPER=03-Richmond/February 21;


The inspiration comes mainly from two church arsons in the Richmond area that are believed to have racial or anti- religious motivations.
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SOT 02:06:42
IN Q=The impressiveness

((REV. WILSON SHANNON/FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - CENTRALIA: THE IMPRESSIVENESS IS THAT WE HAVE COME TOGETHER. BUT IT'S DEPRESSING ON THE OTHER HAND THAT WE CAN COME TOGETHER TO REBUILD CHURCH BUILDINGS. BUT WE FAIL TO COME TOGETHER TO REBUILD HUMAN BEINGS.))
SUPER=01-Rev. Wilson Shannon/First Baptist Church - Centralia; :
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=human beings.
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VO-NAT


The stiff new penalties still need General Assembly approval.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE

The stock market made small gains today. The Dow climbed eight and a-half, while NASDAQ was up a point.
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RUNS=:25
SUPER=x5005;


Rental-Inspection


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Property owners along Elm Avenue will be the first to feel the effect of Roanoke's new rental inspection program.
Today, city officials formally launched the program, while neighborhood leaders lauded the effort.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell tells how the program will be implemented.
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SOT
IN Q=Letters went out this week
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Paula Prince/Old Southwest Inc.; :18
SUPER=04-January 20; :29
SUPER=01-Bob Fetzer/Roanoke Landlord; :45
SUPER=@Joe1; :55
RUNS=1:10
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke


((Letters went out this week to owners of property on Elm Avenue between Jefferson Street and the Wasena Bridge.
The city will begin the rental inspections there later this month... expanding to orange evenue northwest in december and bullit and jamison avenues southeast by early next year.
SOT
IN Q=I think it's going to

((PAULA PRINCE/OLD SOUTHWEST INC.: I THINK IT'S GOING TO DO A WORLD OF GOOD FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND IN FACT WE'VE SEEN JUST IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS SOME LANDLORDS DOING SOME REPAIRS TO THEIR PROPERTIES IN ANTICIPATION OF THIS DAY.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=in anticipation of this day.


In the works for more than a year, the rental inspection program was spurred by the fatal fire in january that killed five members of one family. And while some neighborhood leaders wanted a tougher ordinance, Roanoke Landlord Bob Fetzer believes the rental inspection program is a good first step toward addressing a complicated problem.
SOT
IN Q=And I think

((BOB FETZER/ROANOKE LANDLORD: AND I THINK IT SHOWS A COMMITMENT ON THE PART OF THE CITY TO START ADDRESSING SOME OF THOSE MAJOR ISSUES THAT WE HAVE IN HOUSING DETERIORATION AND BLIGHT IN THE INNER CITY.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=in the inner city.


City officials insist their goal is not to cite property owners, but to work with them to make sure they understand the new requirements.
With that in mind they have scheduled a community workshop, September 12th at Highland Park Elementary School.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming your way tonight in sports, big news concerning Tech head hoop coach Bill Foster, plus, Beamer, Welsh
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VO-NAT eng#


And Tiki Barber set their sights on some big personal milestones as they get ready to kick off the college season on Saturday.
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S-Foster


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-15
GRAPHIC=TECH LOGO


Virginia Tech has called an 11am news conference for tomorrow to discuss what officials are describing as a major announcement.
SS=bill foster


News 7 Sports has learned that the major part concerns head basketball coach Bill Foster, who will announce tomorrow that he is retiring at the end of the 1996-97 season.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New York, NY/March 1995; :00


The popular head coach turned 60 on April Fools day this year, and some of his peers in the coaching ranks believe he's been thinking about retirement for past several months.
Ironically, Foster came out of retirement to take over the Tech program in 1991. In five years his teams have won over 80 games, an NIT Championship and an NCAA tournament invitation. He also won his 500 career game last season in New Orleans.
Foster has made no secret that he would like for current assistant Bobby Hussey to succeed him at Tech.
A successor is not expected to be named tomorrow.
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S-Beamer


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF96-1
GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL


Foster's good friend, Hokies football boss Frank Beamer also has some big plans for this week.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Week; :00


When Frank steps on the field this Saturday to coach against Akron it will mark his 103rd game as Tech's head coach.
That's more than any coach in Tech history including Bill Dooley and Jerry Claiborne who each coached 102 games while at Tech.
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SOT
IN Q="I can't...

((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=...MORE GAMES LEFT."
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S-Welsh


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF96-1
GRAPHIC=UVa football


A couple of Cavaliers can close in on records this Saturday as Virginia opens the 1996 football season against Central Michigan at Scott Stadium.
Steve Mason has more on the movers and the shakers.
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SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Season; :00
SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/1990; :21
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/1,397 Yards Last Season; :30
SUPER=@Steve1; :41
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Football Coach; 1:07
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=....News 7 sports"
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((Tiki Barber has amassed 2 thousand and 29 career rushing yards.
With 54 yards this Saturday he will vault into 9th place on the UVa career rushing list. Tiki needs 1320 yards to become Virginia's all time leading rusher, a realistic goal considering he was 3 yards shy of 1400 last season. To achieve this goal and surpass one of college football's best tailbacks ever would be a dream come true for the former cave Spring star. ((TIKI BARBER/RUSHED FOR 1397 YARDS IN 1995-96 SEASON:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
While coaching in the ACC, Welsh has accumulated 98 wins, which ties him
with former North Carolina and Wake Forest coach Bill Dooley. Win # 99 against

the Chippewas would put the 15 year Cavalier head coach in the ACC all time win list's top spot. ((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:))
The NCAA has now recognized UVa for having the longest streak of games with an interception with 29.
One other note, Virginia recorded it's 9th straight winning season last year; a first in the ACC. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))
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S-Emmitt


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-2
GRAPHIC=COWBOYS


Emmitt Smith showed up at the Cowboys practice facility today having shed his neck brace but not his stuff neck.
Smith says despite the soreness, he thinks he's doing pretty well.
He's listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Giants at Texas Stadium, but don't be surprised if he plays.

S-Tennis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-21
GRAPHIC=US OPEN


The US Open tennis championships are bracing for what could be a windy, west weekend from its new top seed Fran.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New York, NY/USA; :00


But today it was Steffi Graf, the real number one seed advancing to the semi-finals with a lackluster win over Judith Weisner.
Steffi committed 43 unforced errors and a needed an hour and a half to take the match 7-5 and 6-3.
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S-Deer


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-22
GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS


A what would happen if you went to a horse race and a deer ended up winning.
Well, that's sort of what happened in Copenhagen, Denmark this week.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Copenhagen, Denmark; :00


Not long after the horses passed in front of the spectators on the grass track, a number of deer came out of the woods, and for some reason picked on this one poor spectator.
The gentleman was flattened, but fortunately uninjured by the not so dear animal.
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S-Hoops


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=HOMETOWN HOOPS


And News 7 sports new weekly girl's basketball segment Hometown Hoops Weekly tipped off today on News 7 at five, but if you missed it do not worry, we'll have it again tonight at 11.
And you can catch Steve Mason's fast paced girl's hoop report each Wednesday night this Fall at 5 and 11. Wx-Tape
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SUPER=306-72/69/90/SE-5mph/29.98f/6:53am/7:43pm;


Forecasts
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Late/75-79;
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Late/76-79;
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