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VO-NAT


Emergency officials are calling for residents and businesses in flood-prone areas to clear out NOW, as Hurricane Fran approaches.
We'll have a LIVE report from Joe Dashiell who's right on the Roanoke River.
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ANCHOR=Keith


We'll get the word on statewide preparations being made in Richmond.
And murder in Marion- -a retired school teacher found dead over night. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Emmitt Smith talks about coming back this Sunday, Hurricane Fran is having an effect on a number of things at Virginia Tech,
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and speaking of the Hokies, Bill Foster announced he is stepping down after the upcoming season and handing over the program to assistant Bobby Hussey.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Hurricane Fran will push right through central Virginia tomorrow. A flash flood watch and a high wind watch are in effect.

Flood-Preps


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=Hurricane Fran


As Hurricane Fran bears down on the South Carolina coast, Virgniia is making its own preparations.
Today Governor Allen declared a state of emergency thoughout the Commonwealth.
SS=Flooding

And in the Roanoke Valley emergency officials began calling for evacuations from flood prone areas.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave


Joe Dashiell checks in now from the banks of the Roanoke River.
Live=Joe Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Joe1;
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rollcue:take the warning seriously
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Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave

Psble question: What about those folks who chose to stay in their homes?

Robin-Update


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=rre
TAPE#None
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2 shot Keith and Robin on set
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MCU Robin on Set
DOPPLER/FULL Rainfall Loop
LIVELINE/FULL Prepare For Floods
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Schools-Closed


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=School Information


Just anticipating serious flooding some schools have cancelled classes for tomorrow. Take Schoolwatch

State-Flooding


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


State officials are preparing for the biggest emergency event since 1985.
That's when what was left of Hurricane Juan caused dramatic flooding.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom with a statewide perspective.
LIVE=Ellen Full/State Microwave;
SUPER=@Ellen1;


Keith, the Governor was comparing the potential impact of this hurricane to Hugo in 1989.
SUPER=05-Richmond;


He did declare a state of emergency midday today.
But state Emergency Services director Addison Slayton says this will be worse than Hugo, because Hugo was a relatively dry storm that moved across Virginia much more quickly than Fran will.
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VO-NAT (Ellen Mic Hot)
SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.;


So the emergency operations center was just starting to get staffed up this afternoon.
A database of available resources is being compiled -- but local emergency officials were warned in a conference call that state relief would be spread very thin.
About three- fourths of Virginia is expecting some disaster impact from Fran.
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LIVE=Ellen Full/State Microwave
SUPER=05-Richmond;


I listened in to a conference call with local officials from Southside and Southwest Virginia.
Top concerns include: how many hours of intense weather?
About 15 starting around midnight.
Will the state or National Guard provide vehicles that can get through high water?
The answer, not yet -- they want to see where the worst action is before deploying any help.
So localities should be organizing their own fleets.
And they should be prepared to help their neighboring locality out -- that would be coordinated from Chesterfield County.
The National Weather Service asked to be notified of any dams that could potentially fail -- so they could post flash flood warnings for those downstream.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave


(Keith question: So the Virginia National Guard has been activated?)
They have. And that and any Coast Guard support will be helpful because the state has NO helicopters that can fly on instruments on in bad weather.
(Keith question: What's expected for central and eastern Virginia?)
As Fran brings floods to western Virginia, her eastern side could spin tornados off across the state.
So that presents a whole different set of deadly challenges for emergency workers.

Southside-Flooding


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=Flooding


While the Southeastern U-S braces for the worst, Halifax County is still coping with flood waters brought on by heavy rain that fell just a few days ago.
Many fear the water that still blankets the area could be nothing compared to what may be in store.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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SUPER=01-Dan Sleeper/Halifax Co. Administrator; 1:06
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(( Flooding is common place along Route 501- in Riverdale.
Although, the water that now covers the normally busy roadway, wasn't as high as expected, it still drew the curious.
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((THIS IS SOMETHING YOU COME TO SEE EVERY YEAR? DENNIS HILL/HALIFAX CO. RESIDENT: EVERY YEAR, AIN'T MISSED A ONE. ARNOLD POWELL/HALIFAX CO. RESIDENT:IT'S AMAZING TO SEE THE FORCE THAT THE WATER CAN DO COMING DOWN THE RIVER, WITH THE TREES AND THE DEBRIS AND TRASH THAT IT BRINGS DOWN. ))
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The high water is a result of heavy rain that fell earlier this week causing the Dan River to swell.
For local business owners, packing up, is almost a yearly event.
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((BUNNY PROPST/RIVERDALE BUSINESS OWNER:IT'S PART OF BEING A BUSINESS PERSON IN RIVERDALE, YOU TAKE THE GOOD AND THE BAD. ))
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stand up
Because Riverdale is accustomed to high water-- emergency officials are more concerned by the possibility of flash flooding that could hit other areas of the county. end su
Halifax County Administrator Dan Sleeper has been keeping a close eye on Hurricane Fran.
He's worried additional rain could cause serious problems because of Halifax County's downstream location from several bodies of water.
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((DAN SLEEPER/HALIFAX CO. ADMINISTRATOR: ALL THE WASH COMING OFF OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS FROM THE DAN RIVER, THE BANISTER RIVER, THE STAUNTON RIVER, AND IT ALL HITS THROUGH US, AND BY THE TIME IT GETS DOWN HERE IT JUST CONTINUES TO RISE, IT'S NO WHERE TO GO SO IT SPREADS OUT AND THAT'S WHEN WE RECEIVE OUR MOST DAMAGE.))
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Sleeper says, at this point, the county does not have any emergency plans in place.
He's hoping word of mouth will help folks prepare for the worst. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6- Roanoke and New River Valley residents could soon have a choice when it comes to local phone service...
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VO-NAT


and they're gearing up for a first-of-its-kind festival in Lynchburg, rain or shine.
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1


FCC


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=None


Jesse Jackson's national political organization has taken on two Roanoke television stations.
The Rainbow Coalition filed petitions with the Federal Communications Commission, claiming W-D-B-J and W-B-R-A have poor performance records when it comes to minority hiring.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


W-D-B-J issued a statement this evening that says the station is proud of its "record of recruiting, hiring, promoting and retaining minorities."
Station manager Bob Lee actually agreed with the Rainbow Coalition when it says a T-V station "really has to go out of its way NOT to comply" with F-C-C guidelines on hiring minorities and women.
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((BOB LEE/WDBJ GENERAL MANAGER: ONE HAS BUT TO WATCH THIS STATION ON THE AIR OR COME AND WALK DOWN THE HALLWAYS TO SEE THAT WE HAVE BEEN LARGELY SUCCESSFUL WITH OUR EFFORTS TO RECRUIT WOMEN AND MINORITIES AND THE STATISTICS SAY SO AS WELL. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Lee/WDBJ General Manager
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


The coalition designated a local person to participate in challenging the two station's licenses, but Roanoke minority activist Evangeline Jeffrey did not immediately return NEWS-7's phone calls.

Marion-murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


The murder of a 68 year- old retired school teacher has shocked and frightened her neighbors in Marion.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Marion;


Police found the body of Anna Jean Anderson in her home on Culbert Street last night.
A concerned neighbor had gone to check on her because she hadn't been seen since Tuesday, and called police when things appeared suspicious.
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((CHARLES OVERBAY/MARION POLICE CHIEF: HE ENTERED THE HOME AND SAW THAT SOME THINGS DIDN'T APPEAR TO BE NORMAL AND CALLED 9-1-1. ))
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((IRMA SPRINKLE/VICTIM'S NEIGHBOR: I'M JUST BEGINNING TO GRASP THE HORROR OF THE WHOLE THING, AND HAVE JUST BEGUN TO SHAKE.))
SUPER=01-Charles Overbay/Marion Police Chief;
SUPER=01-Irma Sprinkle/Victim's Neighbor;
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OUT Q=just begun to shake.
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VO-NAT


Police would not say how the intruder got into the house, or whether robbery was involved.
So far, they have made no arrests.
Anderson's body was sent to the medical examiner for an autopsy.
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Wytheville-Fatal


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A four-car accident in Wytheville killed two people this morning.
Police say Trenton Lacy Crockett of Wytheville crashed his Dodge Dakota into an Oldsmobile on Tazewell Avenue, injuring THAT driver, Mary Etta Davidson of Wytheville.
The Dakota then ran up on a sidewalk, plowed into a PARKED Dodge pickup, pushing it into a parked FORD truck
Crockett and a woman in the parked Dodge, Doris Jean Bivens of Bastian both died in the crash.
Crockett's body has been sent for an autopsy to determine whether a medical problem caused the crash.

Italian-Festival


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=None


Rain or shine, central Virginia's Italian Festival of the Seven Hills WILL be open for business this weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Forest;


Organizers took advantage of a break in the weather to put the finishing touches on preparations this morning.
The site off Route 221 in Forest is already soggy from this week's rain, but crews were spreading hay while the sun was shining.
Meanwhile, vendors were hoping for the best.
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((EVELYN LOWE/CENTURY 21: WE WERE KIND OF WORRIED YESTERDAY WHEN WE SAW THE RAIN, BUT TODAY IT'S BEAUTIFUL. AND I'M SURPRISED MORE PEOPLE AREN'T HERE GETTING READY, BUT WE'RE READY.)) ((MIKE BUSCEMI/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: I'VE GOT SOME DIEHARD PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN SETTING UP SINCE WE'VE HAD THE SMALL TENTS, SOME OF THESE PEOPLE STARTED SETTING UP WEDNESDAY. OTHER PEOPLE JUST PACKED IT UP AND THEY'RE NOT GOING TO COME, WHICH I THINK WORST CASE SCENARIO, ALL THE RAIN IS GOING TO END BY SATURDAY.))
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SUPER=01-Mike Buscemi/Festival Organizer; :10
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VO-NAT


The festival offers Italian food, crafts, music and rides.
Skydivers and fireworks will be added to the mix if the weather permits.
Among the musical acts scheduled to perform are the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Three Dog Night and the Drifters.
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Stocks


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

The stock market fell today. The Dow lost nearly 50 points to close at 56 hundred six. NASDAQ lost 18 points.
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R&B


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-66
GRAPHIC=None


A local communications company hopes residents in the Roanoke and New River Valleys 'answer the call.'
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


R- and- B has provided telephone service to Botetourt County for nearly 100 years.
The company has now filed a petition with the State Corporation Commission, asking for a larger service area-- one that would stretch from Roanoke to Radford.
That means R- and- B would compete directly with Bell Atlantic.
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((ALLEN LAYMAN/R&B COMMUNICATIONS: ANYTHING WE CAN GET WOULD BE GOOD. AND WE DON'T SEE A MAJOR INVESTMENT REQUIRED. ))
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VO-NAT


Layman says expenditures will be kept to a minimum, because R- and- B already has the capability to expand right now.
The company hopes to get approval by next summer.
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MADD


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-67
GRAPHIC=Drunk Driving


The next time you notice the star on Mill Mountain has turned RED, stop and think. It means someone in our community has been killed by a drugged or drunk driver.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Law enforcement officers and citizens from across the 11-county area gathered at the star today to promote the campaign that began Sunday, called "Keep the Star White."
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((BEV FITZPATRICK: WE THINK THE MILL MOUNTAIN STAR IS THE PERFECT WEAPON AGAINST IMPAIRED DRIVING IN THE NEW CENTURY REGION. IT'S UNIVERSALLY SEEN AS A POSITIVE SYMBOL OF A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK AND VISIT.))
SUPER=01-Bev Fitzpatrick/New Century Council Director
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VO-NAT


Brenda Altman- -a drunk driving victim herself- -says: "as long as the star is white, all is well" in the region.
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Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, BIll Foster says so long to the Hokies but not until he coaches one more season.
We'll hear from Foster and his replacement, plus Emmitt Smith talks about coming back,
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VO-NAT eng#


and Hurricane Fran is causing some problems for construction crews working on Cassell Coliseum and the tech Football team which is looking for a ride to Akron.
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S-Foster


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-20
GRAPHIC=Bill Foster


A changing of the guard...the whistle...and the clip board took place in Blacksburg this morning as head basketball coach Bill Foster announced that this year will be his last.
And perhaps it was only fitting to turnover the program to close friend and assistant coach Bobby Hussey. Stecve Mason has more.
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S-Travel


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


As if Bill Foster's news didn't create enough of storm today at Tech, Frank Beamer's Football team has Hurricane Fran to deal with this weekend.
SS=HURRICANE FRAN


The impending bad weather has forced Tech to accelerate its travel plans to Akron, Ohio and fly out Roanoke Regional tonight instead of tomorrow.
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((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
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S-Edmonds


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-2
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-Last Season;:00


One person who won't be making the trip to Ohio is starting fullback Brian Edmonds.
News 7 Sports has learned that the senior from Blackstone, Virginia has been suspended for the Akron game for violating a team rule.
Sources say Edmonds got into a scuffle at Squires Student Center.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold tech football


That means the Hokies will be without both Edmonds and Marcus Parker this Saturday when they open against the Zips.

S-Cassell


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-19
GRAPHIC=Hurricane fran


Hurricane Fran has not caught Hokie administrators or Virginia Tech contractors off guard.
Both began taking precautionary measures today.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


Repairs to Cassell Coliseum have been on going for the last month and a half.
To large cranes are being used in the project and contractors are taking measures to secure the cranes in anticipation of the hurricanes strong wins. We will hear from the general contractor at 11.
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S-Emmitt


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-1
GRAPHIC=COWBOYS


Cowboys star Emmitt Smith continues to make a remarkable recovery from the injuries he suffered Monday night against Chicago.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :00


Smith has put his neck brace on the shelf and returned to practice.
However, he is not taking part in any contact drills this week, and as result he'll be stepping lightly if he plays at all Sunday against the Giants.
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((EMMITT SMITH/COWBOYS RUNNING BACK:))
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VO-NAT CON'T


Emmitt says he feels thankful and blessed just to be back in practice, but deep down he badly wants to play on Sunday.
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