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7E-COVE-SEARCH


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Rescue workers from six different agencies spent the day looking for a Roanoke man who is missing.
Fifty-three- year- old Cecil Donald Short is believed to have drowned in Carvins Cove yesterday morning.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The Virginia Game Department was notified that an un-manned boat was floating on Carvins Cove.
Short's boat was found with all of his fishing gear aboard.
He was an avid fisherman who was known to fish alone.
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The search was called last night due to darkness, but it's set to resume again today.

7Mixup-School


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School administrators and faculty in Roanoke County have had their hands full trying to fix the damage caused when the school's computer system crashed without a complete backup system.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.


That's the story at Cave Spring High School.
A substantial number of Cave Spring students began the school year with an incorrect class assignment, or an extra study hall, for example.
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((CHRIS BAST/CAVE SPRING H.S. STUDENT: NOBODY HAD A LOT OF HOMEWORK THIS WEEKEND BECAUSE THE TEACHERS AREN'T SURE WHO THEY'RE GONNA HAVE ON THEIR CLASSES.))
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Normally a few dozen students have problems like these, but this year it was bad enough for the principal to mail an apology to parents.
Most of the bugs in the system have been eliminated, but there still are doubts about how smoothly things will go this week.
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No decision has been made yet on the status of the assistant principal who organized the scheduling system without an adequate backup.


7Flooding-Anniversary


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=Flooding Aftermath


One year ago Hurricane Fran tore through our area, leaving devastation in her wake.
Some Southside residents are still dealing with their loss and trying to get back on their feet.
Tina Tenret has more.
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(( Heavy rain completely flooded roads
The Dan River swelled until it almost topped bridges ...
demolishing houses ...
even hijacking rescue missions and and forcing volunteers to cling to trees.
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In Halifax, as trees, trash and debris floated down the street,
Deloris Suitt lost her home.
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((DELORIS SUITT/FLOOD VICTIM: INITIALLY YOU DON'T BELIEVE IT IS HAPPENING, WHEN YOU REALIZE THE WATER'S RISING, AND IT'S RISING REAL FAST.))
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Shopkeepers are used to packing up in Halifax County.
These floods happen about once a year.
Most times, word of mouth spreads when rivers are rising, and residents know the drill.
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((DAN SLEEPER/HALIFAX CO. ADMINISTRATOR: THERE'S MARKS ON THEIR WALLS OR ON THE STEPS OF THEIR BUILDINGS OR INSIDE THEIR OFFICE SPACE, AND THEY KNOW JUST HOW MUCH WATER THAT'S GOING TO BE, WHAT THEY HAVE TO MOVE.))
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Flash floods, on the other hand, strike here often and with little warning.
But Sleeper says September looks safe.
Tina Tenret, News7))

7L-Governor


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The issue of afirmative action took center stage between Virginia's two candidates for lieutenant governor during a weekend debate in Charlottesville.
Republican John Hager said Virginia should dump affirmative action programs.
Democrat L-F Payne said the state should continue university affirmative action programs that benefit women and blacks.
On other issues, Hager and Payne both supported curbs on youth smoking, but said they're concerned about state tobacco farmers and workers who depend on the industry.

7weather


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And taking a look at your back to work forecast...
You might want to bring your umbrella, there's a chance for showers with high temperatures in the low to mid 80's nightime lows in the low to mid 60's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 9/9/97
Friday:

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(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-25th/Robert & Sandra Brooks/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-25/Sharon Younger/Vernon Hill;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-40/Veronica Underwood/Roanoke;

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55E-COVE-SEARCH


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In Botetourt County the search is set to resume this morning for a missing fisherman.
Rescue workers from six different agencies spent the day looking for 53- year- old Cecil Donald Short at Carvins Cove.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The Virginia Game Department was notified around ten yesterday morning after an un-manned boat was discovered.
Short's boat was found with all of his fishing gear aboard.
Short was an avid fisherman and Smith says he frequently fished alone.
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55Mixup-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
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A computer crash sent a Roanoke County high school into a tailspin just days before the start of the new school year.
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With no main backup system in place some 13-hundred students came back to class with incomplete schedules.
A number of students had to cope with incorrect class assignment, or an extra study hall, for example.
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((CHRIS BAST/CAVE SPRING H.S. STUDENT: NOBODY HAD A LOT OF HOMEWORK THIS WEEKEND BECAUSE THE TEACHERS AREN'T SURE WHO THEY'RE GONNA HAVE ON THEIR CLASSES.))
SUPER=01-Chris Bast/Cave Spring H.S. Student; QUICK
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VO-NAT


Normally a few dozen students have problems like these, but this year it was bad enough for the principal to mail an apology to parents.
Most of the bugs in the system have been eliminated, but there still are doubts about how smoothly things will go this week.
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55Anniversary-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-63)
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Attention is focused on the North Atlantic this morning where Hurricane Erika's winds have strengthened to 115 miles per hour.
It was a year ago Hurricane Fran tore through our area, leaving devastation in her wake.
Some Southside residents are still trying to recover.
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SUPER=03-Danville/Last Year;


Heavy rain flooded roads and the Dan River swelled until it almost topped bridges.
The water demolished houses and flooded the rescue mission, forcing volunteers to cling to trees.
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./Last Year;


In Halifax, as trees, trash and debris floated down the street, Deloris Suitt lost her home.
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((DELORIS SUITT/FLOOD VICTIM: INITIALLY YOU DON'T BELIEVE IT IS HAPPENING, WHEN YOU REALIZE THE WATER'S RISING, AND IT'S RISING REAL FAST.))
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Floods are nothing new in the area.
Most of the time, word of mouth warnings go out when rivers are rising, and residents know the drill.
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SOT 3:59:39
IN Q=There's marks

((DAN SLEEPER/HALIFAX CO. ADMINISTRATOR: THERE'S MARKS ON THEIR WALLS OR ON THE STEPS OF THEIR BUILDINGS OR INSIDE THEIR OFFICE SPACE, AND THEY KNOW JUST HOW MUCH WATER THAT'S GOING TO BE, WHAT THEY HAVE TO MOVE.))
SUPER=01-Dan Sleeper/Halifax Co. Administrator;
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Flash floods, on the other hand, strike with little warning.
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55Aol


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Big news in the online business that's good news for two northern Virginia companies -- America Online and U-U Net.
Dulles-based A-O-L is taking over the content and subscriber base of competitor CompuServe.
But not CompuServe's network structure, which will go to Mississippi-based World Com.
And that's good news for Fairfax-based U-U Net Technologies, already owned by World Com and one of the nation's largest providers of direct Internet access.

55L-Governor


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Virginia's two candidates for lieutenant governor are offering different views on affirmative action.
At a debate this weekend in Charlottsville Republican John Hager said Virginia should dump affirmative action programs.
Democrat L-F Payne said the state should continue university affirmative action programs that benefit women and blacks.
On other issues, Hager and Payne both supported curbs on youth smoking, but said they're concerned about state tobacco farmers and workers who depend on the industry.

55weather


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Time now to check your back- to- work forecast--
Variable cloudiness today, with a chance of showers starting this afternoon.
Highs in the low to mid 80s.
Increasing clouds with rain possible tonight.
Lows in the mid 60s.
Showers possible off and on this week...
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8E-COVE-SEARCH


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Rescue workers in Botetourt County will start searching again today for a missing Roanoke fisherman.
Crews spent all of yesterday looking for 53- year- old Cecil Donald Short at Carvins Cove.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The Virginia Game Department was notified around ten yesterday morning after an un-manned boat was discovered.
Short's boat was found with all of his fishing gear aboard.
Short was an avid fisherman and who was said to frequently fished alone.
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8Mixup-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=aje
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It wasn't tough assignments, but bungled class schedules that had some Roanoke County students scratching their heads.
Just DAYS before classes started, a computer system crashed with NO complete backup sytem.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.


That's what happened at Cave Spring High School.
A substantial number of Cave Spring students began the school year with an incorrect class assignment, or an extra study hall, for example.
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SOT 04:10:54
IN Q=Nobody

((CHRIS BAST/CAVE SPRING H.S. STUDENT: NOBODY HAD A LOT OF HOMEWORK THIS WEEKEND BECAUSE THE TEACHERS AREN'T SURE WHO THEY'RE GONNA HAVE ON THEIR CLASSES.))
SUPER=01-Chris Bast/Cave Spring H.S. Student; QUICK
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=classes.
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VO-NAT


Normally a few dozen students have problems like these, but this year it was bad enough for the principal to mail an apology to parents.
Most of the bugs in the system have been eliminated, but there still are doubts about how smoothly things will go this week.
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8Anniversary-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-63)
GRAPHIC=Flooding Aftermath


Hurricane Erika is still far off in the Eastern Caribbean--
But it's Hurricane Fran that's still a vivid memory one year after it caused flooding in Southside Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Heavy rain flooded roads and the Dan River swelled until it almost topped bridges.
The water demolished houses and even hijacked rescue missions and forced volunteers to cling to trees.
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


In Halifax, as trees, trash and debris floated down the street,
Deloris Suitt lost her home.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:20:18
IN Q=Initially you don't

((DELORIS SUITT/FLOOD VICTIM: INITIALLY YOU DON'T BELIEVE IT IS HAPPENING, WHEN YOU REALIZE THE WATER'S RISING, AND IT'S RISING REAL FAST.))
SUPER=01-Deloris Suitt/Flood Victim;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=rising real fast
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VO-NAT


Floods are nothing new in the area.
Most of the time, word of mouth warnings go out when rivers are rising, and residents know the drill.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:59:39
IN Q=There's marks

((DAN SLEEPER/HALIFAX CO. ADMINISTRATOR: THERE'S MARKS ON THEIR WALLS OR ON THE STEPS OF THEIR BUILDINGS OR INSIDE THEIR OFFICE SPACE, AND THEY KNOW JUST HOW MUCH WATER THAT'S GOING TO BE, WHAT THEY HAVE TO MOVE.))
SUPER=01-Dan Sleeper/Halifax Co. Administrator;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=have to move
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VO-NAT


Flash floods, on the other hand, strike here often and with little warning.
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8E-Environment


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=97-51
GRAPHIC=none


Local officials are exploring ways to make economic development more environmentally- friendly.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Thursday;


To gain some fresh perspective on how to balance quality of life concerns and the environment, Ferrum College, The Cabell Brand Center, and The New Century Council have scheduled a three- day symposium for early October.
It's called Environmental Partnerships for a Sustainable Future: Lessons for a New Era.
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((CABELL BRAND/THE CABELL BRAND CENTER: WE HAVE TO DECIDE HOW TO GET THE MESSAGE ACROSS TO YOUNG PEOPLE AND EVERYBODY ELSE THAT WE CAN INDEED PROTECT THE MOUNTAINS AND THE RIVERS AND THE STREAMS AND THE AIR AND THE WATER AND ALL THOSE THINGS, AT THE SAME TIME GIVE PEOPLE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A LIVING SO THEY'RE SELF- SUPPORTING.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The symposium will attract environmental experts from all over the country.

8Aol


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=America Online


Good news for two northern Virginia Online companies -- America Online and U-U Net.
Dulles-based A-O-L is taking over the content and subscriber base of competitor CompuServe.
But not CompuServe's network structure, which will go to Mississippi-based World Com.
And that's good news for Fairfax-based U-U Net Technologies, already owned by World Com and one of the nation's largest providers of direct Internet access.

8weather


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Turning to Monday's outlook--
Variable cloudiness, with a chance of showers this afternoon.
Highs in the low to mid 80s.
Mostly cloudy tonight, with rain possible.
Lows falling into the mid 60s.
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