[Bonnie]

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The fierce winds and rain from Hurricane Bonnie are lashing the coastal Carolina's this afternoon.
The eye of the storm is still at sea but winds are already gusting up to 100 miles an hour near Wilmington, North Carolina.
Officials say they're bracing for hurricane-force winds over the state for 12 to 18 hours.
They're also worried the winds could swell to water levels in coastal parts by up to eleven feet.
Many people have already fled the coast, following evacuation orders.
Drew Levinson has the latest from Morehead City, North Carolina.
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[update windwo 11:30]
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[SUPER=01-James Lee Witt/FEMA Director;]
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((
BY MID-MORNING, TROPICAL FORCE WINDS WERE BEING FELT UP AND DOWN THE COAST. HURRICANE BONNIE IS STILL ABOUT 400-MILES WIDE. THE MASSIVE STORM CONTINUES TO PRODUCE SUSTAINED WINDS OF 115-MILES PER HOUR.
MORE THAN HALF A MILLION PEOPLE HAVE EVACUATED FROM COASTAL COMMUNITIES IN BONNIE'S PATH. THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS HAVE MOVED TO EMERGENCY SHELTERS. OTHER PEOPLE HAVE DECIDED TO REMAIN IN THE STORM'S PATH.
AUTHORITIES ARE CONCERNED THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE STAYING PUT, MAY BE OUT OF THE REACH OF EMERGENCY PERSONNEL.... IF THEY GET IN TROUBLE..

SOT: JAMES LEE WITT/FEMA DIRECTOR


FORECASTERS PREDICT BONNIE WILL CONTINUE ITS ERRATIC TRACK UP THE EAST COAST. IN THE MEANTIME, THE HEAVY STORM SURGE, POUNDING RAIN AND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS ARE BEARING DOWN ON NORTH CAROLINA.
STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON))
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Ellen Qualls is also standing by in Morehead City.
She will give us an update later in the half hour.[heat-closings]

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The mercury continues to rise outside -- and that means yet another break from school for some area students.
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The ninety degree weather and a lack of air conditioning made for a sweltering day at Franklin County high school, so students were let out at one-thirty yesterday and will be again today.
Benjamin Franklin middle school and the Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration do have air conditioning but students there were also bused home early.
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A few schools will close early today.
Closing two hours early today-- Alleghany Highlands schools, Franklin County High School, Benjamin Franklin Middle School, the (CATt-see) CATCE Center, and Pulaski County schools.
Edgemont Primary school in Covington will close at Noon and there will be no Afternoon Kindergarten.
Also in Covington, Jeter-Watson Intermediate will close at 12:26
And Covington High School will close at 12:34
Nelson County and Patrick County Schools will close at one today.
Craig, Smyth, Carroll, and Wythe Counties all will have school systems releasing students at 1:30.
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[TX-FLOODING]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=MEL]
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In Del Rio, Texas, families and friends are still waiting for word on 41 people unaccounted for after flood waters roared through the city Sunday night.
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[4:13:28 from yesterday's 4 newspath]
At least six deaths have been confirmed.
More than 500 residents were forced to spend the night in emergency shelters because of new rains that caused more flooding.
And it's expected to rain again today.
At least 400 homes have suffered serious damage.
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[PLANET-HOLLYWOOD]


[ANCHOR=mELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=MEL]
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F-B-I agents are heading to the scene of yesterday's bombing at a Planet Hollywood restaurant in Cape Town, South Africa.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cape Town, South Africa;]

[7:33:31]
One person was killed and 27 injured.
A caller, claiming to represent "Muslims against Global Opression," said it was revenge for U-S Missile attackes on Sudan and Afghanistan.
But one top South African official says pipe bombs are common in the area.
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[Switched-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssa]
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The state attorney General has assigned a medical malpractice lawyer to investigate the baby- switching case at the U-V-A Medical Center.
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The move is viewed as unusual since no lawsuits have been filed over the switch.
But Paula Johnson has hinted she might sue if the University doesn't offer a settlement.
Johnson is waiting for the results of genetic tests to confirm if her daughter Callie is the biological daughter of Whitney Rogers and Kevin Chittum.
D-N-A tests have already proven that the little girl raised by Rogers and Chittum is Johnson's biological daughter.

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[B'burg-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-57 TC 34:47]
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A Virginia Tech student who intentionally stepped in front of a moving tractor trailer last night is now in stable condition.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night]


Blacksburg police say 21- year old Scott M. Ledgerwood was attempting suicide when he was hit.
The truck driver, 37- year old William Andrews, was able to swerve out of the way of Ledgerwood, hitting him with the truck's right front bumper.
Ledgerwood was thrown onto the shoulder of Route 460.
Police say he would have died had the truck driver not reacted as quickly as he did.
The accident occurred shortly before 10-30, on Route 460, near the Glade Road overpass.
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[wid]

[from E-Timber-Lake]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Residents of Timber Lake in Campbell County were stuck with a MILLION dollar bill when their dam collapsed and they had to find a replacement.
But not everyone was willing to pay.
Now some residents are looking for financial help, through creation of a "Watershed Improvement District".
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[vo-nat]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Last Night; :00]


About sixty people turned out to debate the merits of a Watershed Improvement District for the Timber Lake area.
When their dam collapsed in 1995, residents had to put up their own money to replace it.. a WID would allow them to tax themselves to pay for any future repairs.
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((JENNY KERR/FAVORS WID: WE PAID 800 DOLLARS MORE THAN OUR FAIR ORIGINAL SHARE TO REPLACE OUR DAM BECAUSE A FEW PEOPLE REFUSED TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE.)) [RUNS:10]
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But some see the WID as another level of government bureaucracy, threatening higher taxes and turning a deaf ear to citizen concerns.
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((STEVE COSTA/OPPOSES WID: IT'S THINGS LIKE THIS THAT HAVE PUT ME AGAINST ANY TYPE OF ORGANIZATION THEY TRY TO DO BECAUSE IT JUST DOESN'T WORK OUT.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=doesn't work out.]
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Officials say they were told if the WID had been in place when the dam broke three years ago, the federal government would have written them a check to replace it with no questions asked
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[anchor=Melanie]
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Lakefront residents will head to the polls to decide whether to pass the WID October 3rd.

[2-Bonnie]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#none--LIVE FROM STARLINK]
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Forecasters now say Hurricane Bonnie has slowed as it moves toward the North Carolina Coast.
The storm has slowed some 25 percent which means once it hits land, it will batter the coast even longer.
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Ellen Qualls is in Morehead City, North Carolina. Ellen, what is it like there?
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[Double Boxes=Mel/Starlink]


[6-VMI-Garza]


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A woman who already left VMI once, is calling it quits again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/October 18, 1996]


V-M-I yesterday confirmed that Angelica Garza left Post Saturday.
Garza- -seen here the day she visited V-M-I as a high school senior- was suspended LAST year for punching an upperclassman.
She had returned this year to start all over again as a freshman.
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[anchor=Melanie]
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Garza is one of 2 women dropping out of the Rat line.
25 male freshmen have dropped out.

[Best]


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Your Hometown Station is moving.
Not out of Roanoke... but to a new location near the airport.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


W-D-B-J has purchased a five-acre site where the old Best Products building now stands.
Station Manager Bob Lee says the move is necessary to accommodate the changes that DIGITAL television will bring.
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[IN Q=Our Colonial Avenue]

((OUR COLONIAL AVENUE PLANT WAS STATE OF THE ART, HIGH-TECH, WHEN IT WAS BUILT IN 1960. BUT I THINK AT THAT POINT, WE HAD SIX PEOPLE IN THE NEWS DEPARTMENT. WE NOW HAVE MORE THAN 50.))
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Architectural design work is already underway- -to turn the Best building into a television station. The studio itself will have to be added on... along with a microwave tower on the outside.
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Lee says the target date for completion of the project is January 1st, 2000.
[Classroom-Safety]

[On Record Set]


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Some Roanoke Valley school educators say they are determined to keep the region's schools violence-free.
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[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

In an effort to avoid random acts of violence like the school shootings in Richmond and Jonesboro, Arkansas, officials are taking proactive and reactive measures.
[Super=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]

And students have a couple ideas of their own to make classrooms safe.
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((ALANI PRICE/WILLIAM FLEMING STUDENT; ONE OF THEM IS THE "SAVE" PROGRAM TO TALK AND HAVE A PEER MENTORSHIP. WE ALSO ARE DOING AN HONOR COURT WHERE STUDENTS ARE TALK TO STUDENTS TO HELP EXPLAIN WHAT'S GOING ON.))
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Next week, Roanoke City school officials will join resource officers in a "Truant Roundup".
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((ANNIE HARMAN/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS; WE FEEL THAT THE KIDS NEED TO BE IN SCHOOL TO GET AN EDUCATION. IF KIDS ARE ON THE STREETS THEY CANNOT BE SAFE. NOR CAN THE BUSINESSES BE SAFE. SO WE WANT TO BE SURE THAT WE'RE WORKING COLLABORATIVELY WITH BUSINESSES, WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND WITH PARENTS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE KIDS IN SCHOOL.))
[SUPER=01-Annie Harman/Roanoke City Schools;]
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A conference on youth violence is scheduled for tomorrow night and will cover a variety of issues.
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[Crouch]


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ROLL COLD OUT OF PREVIOUS STORY
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[IM-Q=WELL LAST YEAR]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Roger Crouch/Astronaut; :]
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(( Last year, astronaut Roger Crouch took part in two shuttle missions, and spent almost three weeks in space.
One year later, the Virginia Tech graduate is discussing the research that NASA hopes will lead to better consumer products, and more effective drugs and vaccines.
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He joins us now by satellite from the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville Alabama... where a conference on the Microgravity Science Laboratory is under way.
Thank you for joining us, Dr. Crouch.
1. When we spoke with you last, you were in the middle of your second shuttle mission. Have the results of your research fulfilled your expectations? [TAKE SATELLITE FULL FOR ANSWER]
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[Double Box=Melanie & Crouch]

2. How will consumers benefit from your research? [TAKE SATELLITE FULL FOR ANSWER]
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[Double Box=Melanie & Crouch]

3. Is this the type of research you hoped to pursue when you were studying physics at Virginia Tech? [TAKE SATELLITE FULL FOR ANSWER]
(ad lib answer)
[Double Box=Melanie & Crouch]

4. Are you planning a return to space?))

[NFL]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Salem's three-time Friday Football Extra player of the week Marcus Parker was a victim of yesterday's N-F-L cuts.
Parker was released by the Cincinnati Bengals.
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[super=03-Blacksburg; :00]


In fact, it was a rough day overall for former Hokies. Eugene Chung was sent home from Chiefs' training camp.
And Chung's former teammate, veteran backup Will Furrer, was released by the St. Louis Rams.

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Defense was the name of the game in Salem last night, as the Avalanche defeated the Kinston Indians 5 to 2.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Kinston vs. Salem;]


The Avalanche start off the action in the first. Blake Barthol comes through with the sacrifice fly to score Doug Livingston and give the Avalanche a 1-to-nothing lead.
Then the defense kicks in. Salem third baseman Clint Bryant snags this line drive and robs the Indians of a hit.
Then watch this. Kinston hits one up the middle. Livingston dives from second, makes the stop and then
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guns out the runner from his knees.
Salem wins it 5 to 2.
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Lynchburg comes to town tonight to begin a four game series.

[United-Way]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=sgo]
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Plenty of people have been able to cash in on the stock market lately.
United Way hopes it can, too.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The organiztion announced its goal for the upcoming fund-raising season today.
United Way wants to raise six-point-six million dollars this fall.
Organizers hope people will share the wealth they've earned by investing.
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((JOHN MCLEOD/FUND-RAISING CHAIRMAN: STOCK MARKET HAS BEEN UP THE LAST TWO OR THREE YEARS. WE'RE SEEING A LITTLE MORE PROPENSITY OF PEOPLE TO GIVE US STOCK GIFTS IN LIEU OF OR IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER GIFTS THEY GIVE.))
[SUPER=01-John McCleod/Fund-raising Chairman;]
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This year's goal is ten percent higher than the six million United Way raised last year.
The money goes to 28 agencies that run charitable programs.
The fund-raising drive starts September 10th.
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