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7Danville-Flooding

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=flooding
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


More rain is in the forecast and that's not good news to residents already mopping up from flooding yesterday.
The areas hit include Roanoke and Pittsylvani Counties and Danville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Tuesday;


The hardest hit area is Danville's Fall Creek Community.
Tuesday night, the creek looked more like the Dan River in strength and size.
Governor Allen and local dignitaries, toured the area for several hours yesterday.
Downed power lines were scattered around the area-- as well as tree limbs and other debris.
Several houses were damaged by high water and mud.
One home was even swept from its foundation, -- a nearby church was also damaged.
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IN Q=I never

((EDWARD RICHARDSON/DANVILLE RESIDENT:I NEVER WOULD THINK I WOULD SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS, HERE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. THIS IS THE CHURCH YOU GREW UP GOING TO? YEAH, THIS IS THE CHURCH I GREW UP TO. YOU KNOW IT'S SEEN WATER, BUT THIS RIGHT HERE, THIS HAS REALLY DID IT ALL, WE'VE NEVER HAD ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE. GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN:WE'VE HEARD, YOU KNOW, THERE WERE A DOZEN OR SO HOUSES THAT WERE DAMAGED, HALF A DOZEN THAT WERE CONDEMNED, BUT WHEN YOU ACTUALLY SEE IT, IT'S, IT'S SIMPLY NOT ANYTHING THAT YOU COULD, CAN, IMAGINE, SIMPLY BY THE WRITTEN WORD. ))
SUPER=01-Edward Richardson/Danville Resident; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :15
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=written word.
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VO-NAT


Danville and Pittsylvania County were declared local "state of emergencies".
The Governor says, while damage was severe, it doesn't appear Danville will be declared a disaster area, because the damage wasn't wide spread.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=flooding


Pittsylvania County Schools are closed this morning.

7Mudlick-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=flooding


Meantime in Roanoke, rising water sent Police and emergency crews scrambling to close streets to motorists.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


By mid- morning, Mudlick Creek had left its banks, covering roads in more than one location.
The high water was impassable in some locations forcing drivers to detour.
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SOT
IN Q=We were scurrying
SUPER=01-David Pope/Roanoke Fire EMS Captain; :06

((DAVID POPE/ROANOKE FIRE EMS CAPTAIN:))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=he had gone any further.


WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

7Low-water bridge


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-65
GRAPHIC=Wipe/wipe/wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Near the Roanoke River on Wiley Drive, four cars got stranded between low-water bridges.
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SOT 10:28:40
IN Q=By the time

((DENNIS ROSE: BY THE TIME I COME ACROSS THIS BRIDGE AND TURNED AND COME BACK- -IT WAS LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES- -THIS ONE HERE HAD ALREADY FLOODED OVER AND WE WAS TRAPPED.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Rose/Stranded Motorist
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=was trapped.
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VO-NAT


Railroad police opened the gates to Norfolk Southern property..
The stranded motorists simply drove along the tracks to get around the low-water bridges.
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7Church-Burning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=gilmore


Virgina is not among southern states hit hard by church arsons, still one burning is one to many for Attorney General Jim Gilomre, and he's on crusade to make sure it's the last.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Yesterday Gilmore unveiled a tough, nine-point legislative package at a summit prompted by church arsons.
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SOT 01:59:52
IN Q=Virginians

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: VIRGINIANS LED THE FIGHT FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AT THE DAWN OF THIS NATION. IT'S TIME FOR US TO AGAIN ACT TO DEFEND THIS FREEDOM FROM THE VIOLENCE DIRECTED AT OUR PLACES OF WORSHIP.))
SUPER=@Gilmore;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=places of worship.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/February 21;


Virginia has experienced two black church burnings in Richomond, but only one has made it on the FBI list.
Gilmore's proposals include a penalty of up to life in prison for being armed with a deadly weapon when breaking into a church with the intent to commit arson.
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7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE




SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE



(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Flash Flood Watch/Storms/71-75/Rain/Thunderstorms/63-67;



SUPER=#555;RESET


Taking a look at the weather--
A flash flood watch is in effect until friday for much of the area.
We should have a mostly cloudy day with showers and thunderstorms, highs in the lower to mid 70s.
Tonight it's more of the same, as rain becomes heavy at times.
Lows in the mid 60s.
--And as a reminder, Pittslyvania County schools are closed today.

55Franklin-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-64
GRAPHIC=flooding


More rain is expected to fall today and continue through the weekend. That's not good news for an already saturated region.
Many areas expierenced flooding problems yesterday, including Franklin County.
As Kimberely McBroom reports high water exasperated an already frustrating situation.
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IN Q=It may look
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Charles Wilburn/Log Cabin Estates Resident; :21
SUPER=01-Marlene Baker/Log Cabin Estates Resident; :38
SUPER=@Kimberly2; :51
RUNS=1:03
OUT Q=News 7, Franklin County

(( It may look like the road less travelled-- but this one has its share of bumps.
Recent heavy rainfall has enlarged the problem-- as well as this hole in the road.
When they bought their property in Log Cabin Estates, homeowners say the developer promised the state would eventually take over the road's maintenance.
Now they say that's all water under the bridge.
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SOT 7:46:39
IN Q=He's never taken

((CHARLES WILBURN/LOG CABIN ESTATES RESIDENT: HE'S NEVER TAKEN CARE OF IT. HE'S NEVER GRAVELED IT. HE DONE IT JUST ENOUGH TO GET THE PEOPLE IN HERE, SELL THE LAND, AND NOW HE'S JUST WASHED HIS HANDS OF IT, AND HE'S LETTING US JUST TAKE CARE OF IT. ))
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Some neighbors claim the road's so rough, even emergency vehicles can't get through.
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SOT 8:17:22

((MARLENE BAKER/LOG CABIN ESTATES RESIDENT: IF I HAD A FIRE AT MY HOUSE RIGHT NOW-- I'M ANOTHER TWO AND A HALF MILES DOWN THE ROAD. IF I HAD A FIRE, RESCUE SQUADS WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GET DOWN THERE. THE FIRE TRUCKS WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GET DOWN IN THERE. THEY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO GET PAST THIS HOLE. ))
RUNS=:13

Standup here
Residents want the state to take over the road's maintenance-- but it'll cost a quarter- of- a- million dollars just to get it up to code.
Meanwhile, the developer, Bobby Taylor was unable to be reached for comment.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Franklin County.))




55Mudlick-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=flooding


Yesterday's heavy rain caused a number of problems throughout the region.
Police and emergency crews scrambled to close streets as rising water made it dangerous for drivers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


By mid- morning, Mudlick Creek had left its banks, covering roads in more than one location.
The high water was impassable in some locations forcing drivers to detour.
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SOT
IN Q=We were scurrying
SUPER=01-David Pope/Roanoke Fire EMS Captain; :06
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=he had gone any further.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Flooding


Pittsylvania County and Danville also experienced major flooding problems.

55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE




SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE



(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Flash Flood Watch/Storms/71-75/Rain/Thunderstorms/63-67;



SUPER=#555;RESET


Taking a look at the weather--
A flash flood watch is in effect until friday for much of the area.
We should have a mostly cloudy day with showers and thunderstorms, highs in the lower to mid 70s.
Tonight it's more of the same, as rain becomes heavy at times.

8county-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=flooding
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


More rain is in the forecast and that's not good news for residents already mopping up from flooding yesterday.
The areas hit hardest include Roanoke and Pittsylvania Counties and Danville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


In Roanoke County the rain made for some tense moments yesterday morning.
For more than an hour, fire crews waited to enter this house on Knowles Road.
A liquid oxygen tank was being stored in the basement... and when flood waters ripped through the ground- level, the tank started to leak.
That meant the house was in danger of exploding.
The owner of the home needs the oxygen to survive.
Both he and his wife had to be evacuated.
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SOT 10:52:24
IN Q=I'd hate

((JOSEPHINE FARGNOLI: I'D HATE TO LOSE A LIFE BECAUSE OF THIS THING. THE HOUSE DOESN'T REALLY COUNT, BUT IT'S OUR PLACE AND WE'VE PAID FOR IT FOR SO LONG. THIS WHAT WE HAVE LEFT. IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S IN SHAMBLES NOW. ))
SUPER=07-Josephine Fargnoli;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=shambles now
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VO-NAT


No one was hurt but it could be a few days until the couple can move back in.
The house needs to be aired out... and there is severe flood damage to the lower level of the home.
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8Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=Mark Warner


MARK Warner is challenging JOHN Warner to conduct "positive, issue oriented campaign."
Senator Warner says he wants the same thing.
But with his seat in Congress at stake that may not be possible.
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.))

8Church-Burning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=gilmore


Virgina is not among southern states hit hard by church arsons, still one burning is one to many for Attorney General Jim Gilomre, and he's on crusade to make sure it's the last.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Yesterday Gilmore unveiled a tough, nine-point legislative package at a summit prompted by church arsons.
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SOT 01:59:52
IN Q=Virginians

((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: VIRGINIANS LED THE FIGHT FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AT THE DAWN OF THIS NATION. IT'S TIME FOR US TO AGAIN ACT TO DEFEND THIS FREEDOM FROM THE VIOLENCE DIRECTED AT OUR PLACES OF WORSHIP.))
SUPER=@Gilmore;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=places of worship.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/February 21;


Virginia has experienced two black church burnings in Richomond, but only one has made it on the FBI list.
Gilmore's proposals include a penalty of up to life in prison for being armed with a deadly weapon when breaking into a church with the intent to commit arson.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE




SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE



(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Flash Flood Watch/Storms/71-75/Rain/Thunderstorms/63-67;



SUPER=#555;RESET


Taking a look at the weather--
A flash flood watch is in effect until friday for much of the area as we brace for Hurricane Fran.
We should have a mostly cloudy day with showers and thunderstorms. Tonight it's more of the same, as rain becomes heavy at times.