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Coming up on News 7-Hurricane Georges pounds Puerto Rico
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and an academy for troubled boys has problems of its own and now it's closing.
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A cold front is sweeping through the area now. Look for a drop in temperatures tomorrow. We also have the latest on the tropics.

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Local health departments are hoping a new campaign with a catchy slogan will draw attention to the fight against AIDS.


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Plus what nutrient found in bananas is helping reduce the risk of stroke? The answer in tonight's health check report.
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This is what Hurricane Georges left behind- the storm tore through Puerto Rico and the Dominian Repbulic.
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While people clean up from the storm- others in South Florida are bracing for the worst.
Forecasters say Hurricane Georges could reach Miami by weeks end.
Liz Gonzalez has the latest.
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((South Florida residents are bracing for hurricane georges, which may hit some time this week. authorities have asked tourists in the florida keys to leave immediately.
THEY ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO TELL ME MORE THAN ONCE, I'M OUTTA HERE. Georges is now pelting the Dominican Republic, forcing many people into shelters and knocking out power in some areas. The hurricane battered puerto rico monday night, leaving several people dead. powerful winds flipped over small planes and left all of Puerto Rico without power. 70 percent of the population has no water. Scenes of the devastation here have south florida residents preparing for the worst. many people, flocked to supermarkets to pick up items like candles and bottled water. others stocked up on materials to protect their homes from damage. This man boarded up his house, and was on his way out of town. NO. WE'RE NOT GOING TO ANY HURRICANE PARTIES OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.
Hurricane Georges is now headed toward Haiti and Cuba and may reach South Florida before the end of the week. Many people here still remember the severe damage left in the wake of hurricane andrew.

LIZ GONZALEZ FOR CBS NEWS NEW YORK.))[5-Breedlove]


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Pain, anger and humiliation.
That's what many of John Breedlove's young victims and their families say they're left to deal with.
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In May, Breedlove pleaded NO contest to having sex with THREE girls, all 13-years old or younger.
The sexual contact happened during school hours at Auburn Middle school where Breedlove worked as a teacher's aide.


Today-- he was supposed to be sentenced anywhere from two to 60 years in prison.
But the case was postponed after a medical expert wasn't able to testify on Breedlove's behalf.
However, the judge did hear from one of the victim's families.
Rob McNeal's daughter was 12-years old when Breedlove pressured her into sex in the teachers' lounge bathroom.
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Breedlove asked the court for forgiveness after apologizing to the victims and their families.
He says he still hasn't forgiven himself-- although he does feel God has granted him forgiveness.
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A home for delinquent boys has lost its license and will close next week.
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The Wilderness Leadership Academy has violated state Department of Education requirements.
Last March -- inspectors warned headmaster Colonel Gene Nervo that sheets were dirty, mattresses were missing, bathrooms leaked and kitchen dishes were not clean.
They said the school did not adequately supervise students and did not notify the state when the sheriff's department was called to control a riot.
A teacher was fired for hitting a student, but Nervo waited a day before telling authorities.
Nervo told News7 in April he was fixing the problems, but the Education Department says the problems have only multiplied.
Nervo did not return phone calls today -- the boys will be transferred to other facilities.
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The Home Depot Rezoning resurfaces tonight. The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors will hear from both sides of the controversy.
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And as Joe Dashiell reports, the supervisors are expected to vote to reconsider the question once again.
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Jean, this controversy has raised plenty of procedural questions, and though Bob Johnson has said he will move to reconsider the issue... it's still unclear exactly how that will happen.
Whatever they decide, the Supervisors can expect an earful tonight... and if they were listening to the radio this morning they heard a preview.
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The phone lines at Roanoke radio station WFIR have been lighting up since the Supervisors reversed their initial decision and voted to rezone property near Cave Spring Corner for the Home Depot Development.
Opponents have questioned the supervisors tactics, the suitability of the site, and the impact on traffic... while supporters believe the county can ill afford to pass up more than 100 jobs and the half million dollars of additional tax revenue the project promises.
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((RON ADKINS/HOME DEPOT SUPPORTER: I THINK THERE IS A LARGE SILENT MAJORITY OF PEOPLE THAT WOULD TRULY LOVE TO SEE THIS TYPE OF BUSINESS IN.))
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The supervisors are meeting this afternoon, but the excitement isn't expected until tonight's hearing beginning at 7 o'clock. They've scheduled an hour to hear from citizens
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Jean, if the supervisors follow Bob Johnson's plan... tonight's meeting will set the stage for a full public hearing and a final vote in October.[(toss to R)]
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The controversy following the dismissal of a Covington football player is over. We'll tell you what both sides agreed to after this break.
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And we'll tell you why one mother says a Roanoke park is not a safe place for children.
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and on Health check, we'll have yet another reason why eating your fruits and vegetables is a good idea.
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and Patrick Evans gets us ready for the Affair in the Square. [cc sponsor]

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Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle says Congress will probably level some sort of punishment against the President.
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But Daschle refused to speculate on whether congress might impeach the President or what other type of punishment might be imposed.
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Meanwhile the President met with Japanese prime minister and told reporters he's not paying attention to Starr's report.
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White House Spokesman Mike McCurry says he hopes the White House can work out some course of action with Congress.


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A young boy riding his bike was hit by car this afternoon in Danville.
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The accident happened near Gibson Middle School-- as students were being dismissed for the day.
The victim is 12-year old Antone (AN-TWAN) Maurice Green.
Teachers formed a human wall around the boy as paramedics tried to stabilize him.
The Green was flown to a North Carolina hospital-- his condition in unknown at this time.
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You'd probably expect to find candy or food wrappers left behind at a playground--
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But this Roanoke woman says she found CONDOM wrappers while playing with her two-year old son yesterday at Smith Park.
Pamela Irwin says she plans to circulate a petition in hopes the city will add better lighting at the park, since it's believed most of the sexual activity happens at night.
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((PAMELA IRWIN/CONCERNED PARENT: IT MAKES ME WONDER WHY, YOU KNOW, IF THEY'RE GOING TO DO THIS, WHY THEY WOULDN'T CLEAN UP AFTER THEMSELVES IN A PLAYGROUND WHERE INNOCENT CHILDREN PLAY-- IT SHOULDN'T BE.))
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Trying to prevent sexual activity in local parks is an ongoing struggle for Roanoke police, who say they routinely patrol the areas and will continue to do so.
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Antonio Hill is back on the Covington High School football team.
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There were loud public protests when Hill was kicked off the team earlier this month after a disagreement with the coach.
Today the school announced he will receive a one game suspension.
Hill says he's learned his lesson.
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((ANTONIO HILL; SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO WHAT PEOPLE TELL YOU, ESPECIALLY THE GUY THAT'S IN CHARGE, LISTEN, PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT'S BEING SAID AND LEARN FROM IT, AND I'VE LEARNED SOMETHING BIG OFF OF THIS.))
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In a statement, Principal John Clemmer blasted community members who protested the coach's actions, saying they hurt the school, the athletic program, the team, the coach and Antonio Hill.
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((AUDRA HILL/MOTHER; I DON'T THINK THEY WERE MEDDLING, OR STICKING THEIR NOSE IN WHERE THEY WEREN'T WANTED. ANTONIO IS LOVED BY ALL WHO KNOW HIM AND THEY WERE CONCERNED AND GAVE UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT AND LOVE. ))
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Hill will get back in the game a week from Friday, when Covington plays Buffalo Gap.
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The deadline to apply to be a part of next year's class of Roanoke City Fire Fighters is quickly approaching.
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This year's recruits are about a quarter of the way through the grueling 12 week training. While drills, like simulating a rescue in this smoke filled maze, improve technical skills, the true emphasis is on cooperation.
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Although fire fighting is a male dominated profession, women are breaking through. Roanoke City currently employs seven female fire fighters and will have two more after this round of training. Kathryn Edwards wanted to do this since she was a child. She says it's physically demanding but that shouldn't deter women from service.
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If fighting fires is your calling, testing for next years group takes place in October.
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[Take Pinnacle Page]
In order to be eligible you must call 540-853-2790 by Monday, September 28 at 5-PM to register.
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Downtown Roanoke will be a center of activity this weekend. The market will be all dressed up for the 15th annual Affair in the Square. Patrick Evans is standing by with more.
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This weekend Center in the Square will a hub of downtown activity, even after all the museums are closed.
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Patrick Evans joins us from Center, where preparations will soon begin for a big 15th Anniversary Celebration.
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Virginia Tech will have a new quarterback this weekend. Coming up in Sports, Mike Stevens will tell us why.
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Today on health check -- A new diet drug in England is on the way to the United States.
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Plus, in an effort to reach more Virginians about HIV prevention the health department is undergoing a billboard campaign.
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((THE SLOGAN IT'S YOUR BODY, RESPECT IT, PROTECT IT IS AN EFFORT TO MAKE EACH PERSON INDIVIDUALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS OR HER OWN ACTIONS.))
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A new study suggests foods rich in Potassium may reduce the risk of stroke, expecially in people with high blood pressure.
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The study shows men who consumed the most potassium had a 38 percent less chance of having a stroke.
Foods rich in potassium include bananas, oranges, tomatoes, and spinach.
However doctors are not suggesting you trade supplement pills for fruits and vegetables.
They warn that potassium in high doses can be harmful for people with kidney problems.
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A new drug in the United Kingdom is helping Brits cut the fat.
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British doctors say a two year trial has shown the fat blocking drug Xenical has helped overweight people shed pounds.
Xenical works by blocking the absorption of fat.
But doctors empasize this is no miracle pill. The patients still had to stick to a low fat diet.
The drug's maker says it expects Xenical will be approved for sale in the United States by sometime next year.
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An estimated 15-thousand Virginians are infected with HIV and don't even know it. In an effort to change that and increase the awareness of HIV testing, a first ever statewide campaign is underway.
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Health Departments have placed Billboards all over town with a message of prevention.
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((BARBARA BEALE/HIV/AIDS COORDINATOR: BECAUSE OUR STATISTICS SHOW THAT IN VIRGINIA WE'VE HAD A DECLINE IN THE NUMBER OF AIDS CASES IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, PEOPLE HAVE BEGUN TO, LESS PEOPLE HAVE COME IN FOR ANONYMOUS TESTING THAN PREVIOUSLY AND THAT CONCERNS US, WE WOULD LIKE FOR EVERYBODY TO BE AWARE THAT HIV AND AIDS IS STILL A PROBLEM.))
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[******Tonya on cart***********] The health department is using the boards to target a segment of the population that it doesn't normally reach-- that's at least 25-percent of the adult population. The billboards include the slogan, "it's your body, respect it protect it" and the AIDS hotline number. Roanoke Health Department officials say so far, the campaign has been successful.
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((BARBARA BEALE/HIV-AIDS COORDINATOR: THE NUMBERS OF CALLS TO THE HOTLINE HAVE INCREASED CONSIDERABLY THE CALLS THAT WE'RE GETTING ARE COMING FROM SOME OF THE POPULATION WE HOPED TO REACH ACROSS ALL DEMOGRAPHICS, ALL AGES, SO I THINK WE ARE GETTING THE WORD OUT.))
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In sports, injuries have left the Hokies scrambling.
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here with the news of who's in and who's not is Mike Stevens[S5-Tech]


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Good afternoon. On the Ticker today, Tech is regrouping after several injuries sideline several key players.
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When the Hokies hit the field on Saturday, they'll do so without three of their offensive starters and one of those is quarterback Al Clark.
Denise Allen has more on Tech's injury situation.
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((The Hurricanes hit Tech Quarterback Al Clark at full strength and by the end of the Hokies 27-20 overtime win in Miami, Clark was playing in pain.
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DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: AL CLARK ISN'T PRACTICING THIS WEEK. COACH BEAMER SAYS CLARK IS SPENDING THE WEEK REHABBING HIS FOOT.
THAT MEANS BACKUP QUARTERBACK DAVE MEYER WILL GET THE CALL SATURDAY. SO COACH SAYS THE OFFENSE WILL BE A LITTLE SIMPLER.
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Offensive lineman Josh Redding and Fullback Cullen Hawkins are probably out for the season.
Former Staunton River star Jarrett Ferguson is stepping into the starting fullback position.
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We'll hear more from Ferguson and talk about Saturday's game with Pittburgh tonight at six.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports. ))

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The University of North Carolina's start to the season has been anything but spectacular.
The Tarheels are 0-and-2 and now there's more bad news
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for first year head coach Carl Torbush.
His two best players so far this season have both been hit with unfortunate news this week.
One of freshman quarterback Ronald Curry's grandparents passed away, as has a grandparent of fellow Virginian Dre Bly the Heels all-american defender.
Both missed today's practice and may also miss tomorrow's.
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coming up at six, the Redskins have changed kickers, again.
That plus another Express signing tonight at six.
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