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7Rockbridge-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#net (Edit of 97-21)
GRAPHIC=flooding


No major roadways were closed after nearly eight inches of rain fell in Rockbridge County yesterday, causing flooding in Glasgow.
But more rain is expected today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Glasgow;

9:31:45 crews digging ditched
Highway crews used heavy equipment to clear roadside ditches so the rushing water would have some place to go. sandbag 9:54:43
Rescue workers put sandbags in front of the doors of the firehouse to keep the water out, but in the end their efforts were in vain.
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SOT 9:46:32
IN Q=OF COURSE YOU

((RICHARD SPANGLER/GLASGOW FIRE CHIEF: OF COURSE YOU CAN SEE THE FIREHOUSE FLOODED AGAIN. NORTH GLASGOW GOT FLOODED AND MOST OF THE CONCERN NOW IS THE MAURY RIVER. THEY'RE EXPECTING ANOTHER STORM TO HIT US AND WE'VE GOT TO WATCH THE RIVER NOW.))
SUPER=01-Richard Spangler/Glasgow Fire Chief;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=THE RIVER NOW
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VO-NAT


But public safety officials warn drivers to use common sense and beware of water covered roadways.
They also say in some cases the rushing water may have washed out roads creating huge holes and dangerous driving conditions.
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7E-Flooding


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-27
GRAPHIC=wipe,wipe,wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Some roads WERE closed in Roanoke County, as rain sent creeks out of their banks.
This portion of Carvin's Creek Road in the County was under several feet of water yesterday afternoon.
The severe storms dumped more than two inches of rain in some areas.
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7Fatal-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=fatal accident 4421


In Rocky Mount, a man died in a single car accident last night.
Police say Arthur Walter Johnston was driving west on route 1-22 when he ran off the road and struck an embankment.
Johnston's pick-up rolled over, ejecting him.
Police say Johnston was NOT wearing his seat belt.

7E-Accident-81


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-38
GRAPHIC=Accident


The heavy rain may have been a factor in at least three accidents yesterday on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


In this accident, state police say 25- year- old Johnathon Montvale Goodman of Roanoke, ran off the left side of the road near the 132 mile marker.
The car then struck the median and flipped over.
Goodman was not seriously injured but his passenger was taken to Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Goodman is being charged with reckless driving.
The name and condition of the passenger is not being released.
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7E-Highway-Construction


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-40
GRAPHIC=NONE


Roanoke County residents want the highway department to widen a two mile stretch of road near Salem.
They say the road is dangerous.
Denise Allen has more.
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IN Q=Just outside of
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Harold Bowman/Roanoke Co. Resident; :13
SUPER=01-Spike Harrison/Roanoke Co. Supervisor; :28
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson; :46
SUPER=@Denise1; 1:10
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OUT Q=Roanoke County.


((Just outside of Salem there is a two mile stretch of highway.
Route 11/460 is a two lane road which widens to four lanes at both the east and west ends.
Residents say that creates a dangerous bottleneck.
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IN Q=IT'S NOT WIDE

((HAROLD BOWMAN/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: IT'S NOT WIDE ENOUGH FOR THE 37-PLUS-THOUSAND CARS THAT PASS HERE DAILY.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=PASS HERE DAILY


Business is booming on the road.
Officials say Kroger and Richfields are expanding and two more businesses are building new plants.
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SOT 14:12:07
IN Q=IT'S NOT RESPONSIBLE

((SPIKE HARRISON/ROANOKE CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: IT'S NOT RESPONSIBLE TO DO THAT WITHOUT HAVING A FOUR LANE HIGHWAY RUNNING RIGHT ALONG SIDE THE INTERSTATE. IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE. THE TRUCK TRAFFIC IS GOING TO DOUBLE AND TRIPLE.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=DOUBLE AND TRIPLE


One million dollars has been proposed to pay for the planning of the project which would widen the road to five lanes.
But it could be years before construction starts.
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SOT 15:00:43
IN Q=WE HAVE TO

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON: WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH SEVERAL STAGES ONE OF THOSE STAGES IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT, SOME SURVEYING WORK. WE MUST ALSO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS


The project isn't in the six year plan yet.
Bowman has a petition signed by 25-hundred motorists who hope V-Dot makes it a priority. DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: THE PUBLIC MAY SOUND OFF ON THIS AND OTHER HIGHWAY PROJECTS THURSDAY.
THE MEETING IS IN THE AUDITORIUM AT VDOT HEADQUARTERS IN SALEM AND OFFICIALS SAY ANY INPUT GIVEN WILL HELP THEM PRIORITIZE FUTURE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7 ROANOKE COUNTY.))

7weather


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WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
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Turning now to the Monday outlook--
A flash flood watch is in effect for the Roanoke Valley, stretching northward into the Alleghany Highlands.
More rain and thunderstorms are expected today, with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
More rain and storms tonight, with lows in the lower 60s.
And periods of rain ahead for tomorrow, with highs near 70.
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7BIRTHDAYS! 6/3/97
Tuesday:

SUPER=130-9/Mark Spencer/Stuart;



SUPER=130-10/Nicole Allen/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-3/Hannah Williams/Bedford;



SUPER=130-6/Jessica Newberne/Dublin;



SUPER=130-2/Dylan Carson/Covington;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-30th/Clyde & Iris Dooley/Salem;

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55E-Flooding


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-27
GRAPHIC=flooding


Heavy rain is causing some minor flooding problems in western and southwest Virgina.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


In Roanoke County, rain sent creeks out of their banks forcing officials to close some roads.
This portion of Carvin's Creek Road in the County was under several feet of water yesterday afternoon.
The National Weather Service said showers across the state could linger for several days.
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55E-APT-FLOOD


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=dse
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=WIPE, WIPE, WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


In Roanoke, rain and mud from a neighboring construction site rushed into the Williamsburg Manor Apartments late yesterday afternoon.
Four apartments in two separate buildings were flooded before the waters receded.
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IN Q=THE SKY JUST

((MARY MANN/RESIDENT; THE SKY JUST LET LOOSE AND WHEN IT STARTED IT CAME DOWN THROUGH HERE JUST IT WAS JUST LIKE A RIVER. ))
SUPER=01-Mary Mann/Resident;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=LIKE A RIVER
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VO-NAT


Residents still have to contend with several feet of mud left behind.
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55E-Fest-Finale


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-39
GRAPHIC=Festival in the Park


Roanoke's 28th annual Festival in the Park is history.
The event wrapped up yesterday with a wearable art display.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Vendors from surrounding states traveled to the Star City to outfit festival goers in clothes suitable for framing.
The weather does have an impact on sales, but organizers say in spite of the day's rain, mother nature cooperated with festival events.
Several of those events were new to the schedule and public response will bring them back next year.
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SOT 12:07:19
IN Q=we brought in

((WENDI SCHULTZ/FESTIVAL IN THE PARK: WE BROUGHT IN A LUMBERJACK SHOW THAT EVERYBODY LOVED. WE ALSO ADDED A TUBING RACE TO THE RIVER RACE. BOTH THOSE PROVED VERY SUCCESSFUL.))
SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/Festival In The Park;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=proved very successful
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VO-NAT


Three thousand volunteers put together the festival each year.
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55G-E-D


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=education


Virginia had the biggest decline of any state in the number of adults completing their high school studies last year by taking the G-E-D test.
Nationally, a record number of people took the high school equivalency test in 19-96.
But Virginia's number fell 20 percent, to about 12-thousand.
State officials could NOT explain Virginia's decline.
But some local educators believe the reason could be that teachers and counselors are doing a better job of preventing dropouts in the first place.

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WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
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Time now to check the forecast--
A flash flood watch is posted until four this afternoon for the Roanoke Valley and the Alleghany Highlands.
More rain and thunderstorms today, with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Rainy tonight, with lows in the low 60s.
And rain off and on tomorrow.
Highs near 70.
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8Rockbridge-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#net (Edit of 97-21)
GRAPHIC=flooding


Heavy rain continues to cause problems for the region.
Nearly eight inches of rain fell during yesterday's thunderstorms in Rockbridge county-- flooding Glasgow.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Glasgow;

9:31:45 crews digging ditched
Highway crews used heavy equipment to clear roadside ditches so the rushing water would have some place to go. sandbag 9:54:43
Rescue workers put sandbags in front of the doors of the firehouse to keep the water out, but in the end their efforts were in vain.
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SOT 9:46:32
IN Q=OF COURSE YOU

((RICHARD SPANGLER/GLASGOW FIRE CHIEF: OF COURSE YOU CAN SEE THE FIREHOUSE FLOODED AGAIN. NORTH GLASGOW GOT FLOODED AND MOST OF THE CONCERN NOW IS THE MAURY RIVER. THEY'RE EXPECTING ANOTHER STORM TO HIT US AND WE'VE GOT TO WATCH THE RIVER NOW.))
SUPER=01-Richard Spangler/Glasgow Fire Chief;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=THE RIVER NOW
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VO-NAT


No major roadways were closed due to flooding.
But public safety officials warn drivers to use common sense and beware of water covered roadways.
They also say in some cases the rushing water may have washed out roads creating huge holes and dangerous driving conditions.
More rain is expected today.
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8E-Flooding


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-27
GRAPHIC=wipe,wipe,wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Stormy weather in Roanoke County sent creeks rolling out of their beds, and forced officials to close some roads.
This portion of Carvin's Creek Road in the County was under several feet of water yesterday afternoon.
The severe storms dumped more than two inches of rain in some areas.
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8E-APT-FLOOD


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=dse
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=Flooding


The heavy rain was an UNwelcomed visitor at a Roanoke apartment complex.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Rain and mud from a neighboring construction site rushed into the Williamsburg Manor Apartments just after three-30 yesterday afternoon.
Four apartments in two separate buildings were flooded before the waters receded.
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IN Q=THE SKY JUST

((MARY MANN/RESIDENT; THE SKY JUST LET LOOSE AND WHEN IT STARTED IT CAME DOWN THROUGH HERE JUST IT WAS JUST LIKE A RIVER. ))
SUPER=01-Mary Mann/Resident;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=LIKE A RIVER
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VO-NAT


Residents still have to contend with several feet of mud left behind.
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8E-Accident-81


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-38
GRAPHIC=Accident


Not only FLOODING problems, but TRAFFIC problems resulted from the rainy weather.
Three accidents caused delays yesterday on Interstate 81.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


In this accident, state police say 25- year- old Johnathon Montvale Goodman of Roanoke, ran off the left side of the road near the 132 mile marker.
The car then struck the median and flipped over.
Goodman was not seriously injured but his passenger was taken to Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Goodman is being charged with reckless driving.
The name and condition of the passenger is not being released.
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8Fatal-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=fatal accident 4421


In Rocky Mount, a man died in a single car accident last night.
Police say Arthur Walter Johnston was driving west on route 1-22 when he ran off the road and struck an embankment.
Johnston's pick-up rolled over, ejecting him.
Police say Johnston was NOT wearing his seat belt.

8G-E-D


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=education


Fewer Virginia adults are getting their G-E-D.
In fact, the Commonwealth saw the biggest decline of any state.
Nationally, a record number of people took the high school equivalency test in 19-96.
But Virginia's number fell 20 percent, to about 12-thousand.
State officials could NOT explain Virginia's decline.
But some local educators believe the reason could be that teachers and counselors are doing a better job of preventing dropouts in the first place.

8Property-Tax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some errors have been discovered in the collection of Roanoke's personal property taxes.
An audit concluded that a few owners of older Rolls Royces got by last year with a tax bill of three dollars and 45 cents, while owners of less exclusive cars paid too much.
But Commissioner of Revenue Marsha Compton Fielder said the audit was inaccurate.

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cut-in
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Checking the rainy Monday forecast--
A flash flood watch is in effect for the Roanoke Valley and points northward into the Alleghany Highlands.
Rain and thunderstorms today, with highs reaching the upper 70s.
Rain and storms tonight, with lows in the lower 60s.
And periods of rain tomorrow, with highs around 70.
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