[Bonnie-Live]

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Evacuations are underway along North Carolina's Outer Banks.
Hurricane Bonnie is more than 400- miles away but officials are taking no chances.
200-thousand-plus residents and tourists have been asked to leave one county -- and others are expected to follow.
Maureen Maher has the latest from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
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(( HURRICANE WARNINGS HAVE BEEN POSTED FOR MOST OF THE GRAND STRAND AS HURRICANE BONNIE WOBBLES TOWARD THE EASTERN SEABOARD.
THE MASSIVE STORM IS NOW 400-MILES WIDE. IT'S STILL CONSIDERED A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE, PACKING 115 MILE-PER-HOUR WINDS AND PICKING UP SPEED...
DESPITE THE STORM WARNINGS, SOME RESIDENTS AREN'T REAL CONCERNED.. YET.

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OTHER FOLKS THOUGH -ARE- WORRIED ABOUT THE BONNIE'S IMPENDING ARRIVAL.

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THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY IS ALSO TAKING ACTION TO PREPARE FOR THE STORM'S ONSLAUGHT AND AFTERMATH.
James Lee Witt, FEMA Director "We'll have most of our supplies at Ft. Bragg by 8pm tonight."
WHILE MANY NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS ARE BOARDING UP AND PREPARING TO EVACUATE TO SAFER GROUND, HURRICANE WATCHES ARE BEING POSTED FURTHER UP THE ATLANTIC COAST.
THAT HASN'T STOPPED SURFERS AND BEACH-GOERS FROM REVELING IN THE BOILING SURF. DESPITE NUMEROUS WARNINGS TO SWIMMERS, LIFEGUARDS HAVE SPENT A LOT OF TIME MAKING RESCUES.
MOE S/U CLOSE))
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[texas]


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The search is on this afternoon for 30 people still missing in killer floods along the Texas-Mexico border.
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Seven people were killed in Del-Rio, where entire neighborhoods are under water and houses have been swept away.
The floods were triggered by heavy rains from a tropical storm Charley.
Adding to the misery -- more rain is forecast today.
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[Interstate-Opposition]


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The study of alternate routes to I-73 continues.
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One of the alternate routes would run through Bedford and Botetourt Counties, something officials from both areas are opposed to. But V-Dot officials say it's too early to develop an opinion about the study.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/V-DOT SPOKESWOMAN; ALL OF THE OPTIONS WILL BE LOOKED AT AND WILL BE LOOKED AT FOR POTENTIAL TRAFFIC. FOR THE IMPACT ON THE LAND IN USE AND THE LAND USE PLANS THAT LOCALITIES MIGHT HAVE. WE REALLY WANT TO WORK WITH THE LOCALITIES TO COME UP WITH THE BEST OPTIONS TO STUDY. BUT WE MUST DO A THOUROUGH STUDY TO MEET FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS.)) ((GERRY BURGESS/BOTETOURT CO. ADMINISTRATOR; WE'LL CONTINUE TO OPPOSE THE ROUTING THROUGH BOTETOURT. WE'VE ASKED V-DOT TO INFORM US OF EVERY PUBLIC MEETING. WE WILL BE THERE AND WE'RE SURE THAT MANY BOTETOURT RESIDENTS WILL BE THERE AS WELL.))
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Botetourt County officials have adopted two resolutions requesting that their area not be considered an option for the routes. Bedford County considered doing the same, but voted against the resolution last night.
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[E-Pitts-Murder]


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The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office expects to make an arrest before day's end in connection with a weekend murder.
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44-year old Thomas Lee Sands was found dead in his home on (Cal-inds) Callands Road near the Henry County line Sunday night.
An autopsy showed Sands was shot several times in the neck and chest.
The sheriff's office already has a suspect in custody, and says an arrest should come this afternoon.
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[Montvale-Home]


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Expansion plans are on track for a Bedford County nursing home after the County's Planning Commission approved the plans, despite opposition from residents.
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Among the growth plans David Graves has for his "Woodhaven" facility is a state of the art 50-thousand square foot nursing home with a 120-bed capacity. The project also calls for 40 assisted-care units and a retail shopping area. But some residents listed drainage, sewage odors and traffic among their reasons for being opposed.
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((WAYNE DOOLEY/OPPOSED TO EXPANSION; IT'S DEGRADING OUR PROPERTY VALUES AND EVERYTHING. WE DON'T HAVE THE FACILITIES FOR IT, LIKE SEWER AND WATER AND THAT'S WHAT THE PROBLEMS GOING TO BE.))
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Graves anticipates the expansion will be complete by the year 20-10.
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[CLINTON-tERRORIST]


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The alleged mastermind behind the U-S embassy bombings in Africa may have plotted to have President Clinton killed.


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[4:17:38(VIDEO OF CLINTON)]
Newsday reports exiled Saudi Millionaire Osama bin Laden (oh-SAH'-muh bihn LAH'-din) twice directed his followers to assasinate the President.
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Meantime, the U-S is laying out the proof it gathered before last week's cruise missile attack in Sudan.
An intelligence official says U-S agents obtained a soil sample that led them to conclude the plant was developing a key ingredient in deadly V-X nerve gas.
Sudanese officials have protested to the U-N that the plant made medicine, not weapons.
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(( SUPER: MIKE MCCURRY/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN:"WE ACTED FULLY CONSISTENT WITH INTERNATIONAL LAW, AND U-S LAW. BUT IF WE RECEIVE ANY NOTICE OF A FORMAL INQUIRY, WE WOULD CERTAINLY WOULD CONSIDER IT." ))
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A very delicate job is under way in the desert of Pakistan, as experts dismantle what could be an American missile.
The Pakistani government claims the Tomahawk missile fell on its soil instead of neighboring Afghanistan, which was the other target of last week's raid.


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A man who brought smiles to the faces of many has passed away in Mississippi.
Grand Ole Opry comedian (JAY'-ree) Jerry Clower, died yesterday after suffering a heart attack.
His death comes five days after heart bypass surgery.
Clower delighted audiences for more than 25 years with stories about rural Southern culture and the Ledbetter family.
Jerry Clower was 71.
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[Closings]


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The extreme heat is forcing some area schools to close early today.
They are: [take SCHOOL CLOSINGS FULL SCREEN]
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[Spangler-IRS]


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The Internal Revenue Service has filed a lien against the assets of Giles County's Commonwealth's Attorney.
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The federal agency filed the lien against Garland Spangler's assets yesterday, allowing it to collect on the sale of his property.
The lien charges that Spangler owes employment taxes to the tune of 21-thousand dollars.
He allegedly accumulated the debt before taking office in 1996.
Spangler could NOT be reached for comment.
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[Python-Escape]


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A Roanoke County man was evicted from his apartment after his pet python escaped into the toilet.
Roanoke County police say the incident occurred at Affordable Efficiency Inns which does not allow pets.
The complex is located on Overland Drive.
The python is six to seven feet long and is believed to be in the Roanoke COunty sewer system.
A Virginia Tech biomedical science professor says cooler weather will probably kill the snake.



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Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors wants to know what school officials are doing to combat the problem of binge drinking on campus.
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Virginia Tech currently has the toughest alcohol sanctions of any college in the state.
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But the attorney general and his task force want the state's universities to come up with even more ways to curb college drinking.
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((LANDRUM CROSS/VT VICE PRES. FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS: WE WANT TO HAVE MEETINGS WITH GROUPS OF STUDENTS TO SEE IF WE CAN GAGE THEM FOR IDEAS AS TO HOW THEY WOULD RESPOND TO SOME OF THESE RECOMMENDATIONS SO THERE'S A PROCESS TO GO THROUGH AND HAVE DIALOGUE WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE. WE HOPE IT WILL BE BROAD BASED, IT WILL INCLUDE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT. ))
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Cross and his staff will report back to the board in November with possible solutions.
Some potential ideas include parental notification and tougher sanctions for those involved in off-campus drinking.


Meanwhile, the board approved a request for 115-thousand dollars to help study the problem.


[5-Census]


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A victory for Congressional Republicans.
A federal appeals court says the government can't use statistical sampling to help count Americans when it conducts the census for the year 2000.
The court ruled that the nation's founding fathers wanted an "actual enumeration" of the populace.
The judges said the modern statistical tool called "sampling" isn't a good enough substitute for that.
Arguments for and against the census had taken place in a Roanoke courtroom a couple of weeks ago.

[E-Timber-Lake]


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Residents of Campbell County's Timber Lake subdivision may find financial relief if they vote in October to form a "Watershed Improvement District".
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In 19-95 the Timber Lake dam collapsed, killing two people and draining the 57- acre lake.
All but 29 homeowners agreed to finance a million dollar loan that repaired the dam.
The Watershed District would give residents the power to tax EVERYONE to help pay for future repairs.
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((PETER HOPKINS/WID COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: IT IS OUR INTENTION THAT THIS WID WILL PROBABLY NEVER DO THAT FOR A WHILE, AND I WOULD SAY 10 TO 15 YEARS DOWN THE ROAD WHEN WE HAVE SERIOUS NEEDS IS WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THAT WILL HAPPEN, AND AGAIN, IT WILL JUST SPREAD IT EQUALLY AMONG ALL OF US.))
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An informational meeting on the plan will be held tonight night at Brookville High School.
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[6-Glencoe]


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The public will soon be able to visit a Radford landmark.
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Yesterday, Lucas Construction handed the keys to the "Glencoe" house in Radford, back to the city.
The house has been undergoing renovations over the past several months.
The 128-year old historic landmark will eventually be converted into a museum -- run by the Radford Heritage Federation.
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((BOB ASBURY/RADFORD CITY MANAGER:THIS WILL BE A CENTER FOR CULTURE AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION FOR THE CITY OF RADFORD, IT WILL BE MORE THAN A MUSEUM, WHICH IT'S BEEN ADVERTISED TO BE. ))
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The Glencoe house was donated to the city of Radford by the Kollmorgen Corporation.
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[E-Costa-Rica]


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Some Roanoke occupational therapists are bringing hope to some disabled children from South America.
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Students and faculty from the College of Health Sciences traveled to the San Felipe de Neri School for children with special needs in Costa Rica. The students fitted wheelchairs for each child's needs. Program Organizers say the aim of the program is to prepare students to be able to go into communitites in Southwest Virginia and deal with unexpected problems.
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((NOEL LEVAN/OT PROGRAM DIRECTOR: WE'RE NOT LOOKING AT HOSPITAL SITUATIONS AS WE ARE COMMUNITY AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS AND IN SOME CASES VERY RURAL EXPERIENCES THAT OCCUAPTION THERAPY HAS BEEN IN TO A LIMIT DEGREE AROUND ROANOKE OVER THE PAST YEARS, BUT WHAT WE SEE AS A FUTURE TREND.))
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The group spent ten days in Costa Rica working with the children. The College of Health Sciences hopes to make this an annual event.
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[NU-TRIM]


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What if cookies, cakes, and ice cream were just as good for the body as they are for the taste buds.
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Well a team of researchers--and a commercial baker--say they've whipped up a fat substitute that can cut cholesterol levels by as much as 10- percent.
That's because the product, called nu-trim, is made from oats and contains large amounts of soluble fiber.
The fake fat still needs F-D-A approval.
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[Fonder]


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Former Roanoke College soccer All-American Dustin Fonder also received a new assignment.
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The 1993 Division Three Player of the Year has been hired as an assistant soccer coach for both the men's and women's programs at Roanoke.
After his college career, Fonder continued his playing soccer for both the Riverdawgs and the Roanoke Wrath.

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In the first big wave of N-F-L cuts yesterday, the Carolina Panthers chopped their roster down to 63 players.
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Among those getting the ax was former Virginia Tech standout Brian Edmonds. (------------) The free agent fullback was among a number of offensive players let go, including fellow fullback Scott Greene.