Coming up on News 7, the storm is gone, now residents of the Florida pan handle have to deal with what Georges left behind.
and the Federal Reserve decides to cut interest rates for the first time in three years.
Clouds tonight with a few showers, especially southside. Details just ahead.
A cure for the common cold in a medicine used to treat AIDS.
Plus, Roanoke Valley health agencies are spreading the word about stopping the spread of chicken pox and hepatitis B.
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Georges may have moved out but he left behind more than a reminder as cities try to dry out and clean up.
Good Evening. I'm JJ.
Gulf State residents are beginning to pick up the mess that Hurricane Georges left behind.
The storm has weakened to a tropical depression but it continues to dro rain on several states.
Lee Cowan has the latest.
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((George is finding lesser and lesser descriptions being being slapped in
front of his name. he's now a little more than a memory for some, but
nightmare for others.
MARY TODD//RESIDENT :"sounded like a crack"
Mary Todd had a tree crash on her house - a branch piercing a bedrooom cieling - no one was hurt.
the tree may have lost the battle with george - but this family
All along the Gulf Coast - workers are trying to undo what the
fierce winds and rain had done --putting the sand back were it belongs - and opening the windows to light once again.
DID ALL RIGHT - CAME THROUGH OK
LEE COWAN/CBS NEWS : AS THE CLEANUP BEGINS, RESIDENTS HERE FIND THEMSELVES IN THE UNEASY
POSITION OF ASSESSING THEIR DECISION TO LEAVE. SOME WISH THEY HAS STAYED BEHIND, OTHERS ARE GLAD THEY LEFT. BUT THE ASTONISHING LACK IF INJURIES SEEM TO POINT TO WHICH WAS THE RIGHT DECISION.
But tens of thousands remain without power - trees and
battered street signs litter roads all along the Gulf Coast.
Inland, George's soggy and unwelcome calling card continues to be the rain - as much as a foot already, and perhaps a foot more still hangs overhead.
And with it all, the threat of more flash flooding and tornadoes.
George is still fighting even if he's starting to stagger on
his feet. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Biloxi, Mississippi.))
Louisiana truck driver John Franklin remains in critical condition at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
But others who were hospitalized after last week's pile-up on Interstate 81 are nursing their injuries and counting their blessings.
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Ten people were sent to the hospital following the accident. With the exception of Franklin, all have been released.
While many are still suffering neck and back pain, and some recovering from cuts and bruises, they say they are thankful to be alive...
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((DAVID PATERNO: YOU JUST LOOK UP AND YOUR TOTAL FRAME OF MIND CHANGES IN EVERY EMOTION THAT RUNS THROUGH YOU AND IN THE END YOU'RE JUST THANKFUL TO BE THERE.))
((JUSTIN PRILLAMAN: I'M A VERY OPTIMISTIC PERSON. I THINK I'M JUST LUCKY TO MAKE IT THROUGH IT. I'M NOT GOING TO DWELL ON IT. I FEEL THAT WAS A LUCKY DAY, ONE OF THE LUCKIEST DAYS OF MY LIFE, AS OPPOSED TO BEING A REAL UNLUCKY DAY.))
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[SUPER=01-Justin Prillaman/Accident Victim;]
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Both men watched as Franklin's truck burst into flames. Tonight, they say their prayers are with the driver and
A Lynchburg man arrested last year for protesting outside the local Y-M-C-A has reached a settlement in his legal dispute with the city.
Bill Connelly was protesting what he says are anti-gay policies at the "Y" when he was arrested in September of 1997.
Connelly had a permit, but was still picketing after the time limit expired.
The charges were later dropped, but Connelly says his arrest was humiliating.
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((BILL CONNELLY/PROTESTOR: I'LL DO IT AGAIN, THAT'S JUST THE WAY I AM. YOU CAN'T LET PEOPLE WALK ALL OVER YOU AND HAVE AN INSTITUTION LIKE THE Y, WHO'S SUPPOSED TO TEACH HONESTY AND RESPECT FOR OTHER PEOPLE, SLOUGH OVER THEIR PROBLEMS.))
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Terms of the settlement were "not" disclosed.
The city has since repealed its protest permit law.
The Imperial Wizard of the Keystone Knights of the Ku Klux Klan has secured a Virginia attorney to represent him.
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Pennsylvania Klan member Barry Black led a KKK rally down in Carroll County in August.
The rally ended with the burning of a 30 foot cross.
That's a class six felony in Virginia.
But it may surprise you to know that Black's attorney is African American.
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((DAVID BAUGH/BARRY BLACK'S ATTORNEY: I BELIEVE IN THE CONSTITUTION. AND THIS PERSON HAS THE SAME RIGHTS I DO TO SAY WHATEVER HE WANTS.))
((DAVID BAUGH/BARRY BLACK'S ATTORNEY: WHEN I TOLD MY WIFE I WAS THINKING ABOUT TAKING THE CASE, SHE WASN'T TOO THRILLED WITH THE IDEA. BUT I THINK HER CONCERNS WERE MORE CONCERNS ABOUT ME PERSONALLY, PLUS SHE HAS A FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TOO. SO SHE HAS THE RIGHT TO SAY SHE DOESN'T THINK I SHOULD DO THAT.))
((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: IT IS UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES BUT YOU KNOW HE'LL BE THERE TO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF HIS CLIENTS AND YOU KNOW THAT IS NOT AN ISSUE OF THE CASE BUT IS IS UNUSUAL. ))
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The A-C-L-U asked Baugh to represent Barry Black for what it believes will be the first Constitutional test of Virginia's decades-old cross-burning law.
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The Federal reserve decides if it will lower interest rates. We'll let you know what it will do, next
And if you want to see the Virginia Lottery drawings live, you may have to head to Richmond. We'll explain in a moment.
On Health Check, doctors believe they have found the cure to the common cold.
And Patrick Evans will prepare us for this year's Smith Mountain Lake Home Tour.
Interest rates are going down. The Federal Reserve has cut
short term rates by a quarter percentage point-
It's an effort to lift the global economy.
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Stocks dipped after the announcement but then turned mixed as the closing bell approached.
Many traders had been hoping for a larger reduction in rates.
The trickle down should be good news for consumers resulting in lower mortgages, car and consumer loans.
A decade of ping pong balls on TV is ending.
This Thursday will be the last night the Virginia Lottery will broadcast its nightly lottery drawing on stations like this and others around the state.
[IN Q=Only a few]
((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY SPOKESMAN: ONLY A FEW ARE WATCHING BECAUSE THEY WANT TO ENSURE THE RANDOMNESS OF THE DRAW. IN THE VERY BEGINNING, IT WAS DIFFERENT. IN 1989 PEOPLE WERE WATCHING BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO SEE THE VERIFICATION OF THE DRAW. I THINK IN TEN YEARS, PEOPLE HAVE GROWN TO TRUST US AND KNOW THAT WE HAVE A FAIR PROCESS AND A PROCESS THAT HAS LOTS OF INTEGRITY.))
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Lottery officials say money is the bottom line.
The drawing costs more than a million dollars a year to show on TV.
You can still go to lottery headquarters to see the drawing if you want.
NEWS 7 will continue to bring you the winning numbers -- without the lottery video -- every night on NEWS 7 at 11.
The Asian financial crisis is having a ripple affect on Virginia's beef producers.
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Cattle prices are down ten to fifteen cents a pound compared to last year.
An over abundance of ALL kinds of meat-- including pork and chicken is one reason prices are down.
Giles County's extension agent says the Asian financial crisis is also to blame because the countries can't afford to import nearly as much beef.
For local producers, any drop in price is hard to handle since the cost of raising cattle remains the same.
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((JOHN SCOTT, JR./GILES CO. EXTENSION AGENT: ONE CALF THAT WEIGHS ABOUT FOUR TO 500 POUNDS, EACH FARMER IS LOSING ABOUT 50- DOLLARS A CALF, WHICH REALLY MOUNTS UP IF YOU'RE RUNNING LIKE 50- TO 200 COWS. ))
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Beef producers also have to contend with Mother Nature.
A lack of rain over the summer has left streams and pastures extremely dry.
Tonight at six-- we'll hear what measures local farmers will have to take to deal with the situation.
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If you've ever wondered what it would be like to live on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake, stay tuned Patrick Evans will give us a glimpse.
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Coming up in today's sports ticker, we'll take a look at Virginia Tech's changing quarterback picture.
Coming up next on health check --
A free immunization clinic is going on now at the Pediatric Clinic at Community Hospital.
Community based immunization project is trying to get the message out that young teens need to get their shots.
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((HEPATITIS B, WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT RETROSPECTIVELY, IN ABOUT 20-PERCENT OF THE CASES DID BEGIN IN ADOLESCENTS SO THIS IS AN AT-RISK GROUP AND ONE THAT WE WANT TO PROMOTE IMMUNIZATIONS OF.))
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A California biotech company is about to make life easier. Their research in the AIDS virus may have led them to a cure for the common cold.
Sandra Mas has more.
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The Community Based Immunization Project is a partnership of Roanoke Valley health care agencies working together to promote immunization of children.
A free immunization clinic is underway now at Community Hospital's Pediatric Clinic.
It's geared towards making sure adolescents receive chicken pox and hepatitis B vaccines.
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((LIN YOUNG, RN/CBIP CHAIRPERSON: THIS IS AN AGE GROUP WHEN WE TEND TO MAYBE NOT FOCUS AS CLOSELY ON THEM BUT THIS IS A HIGH RISK AGE GROUP AND ONE THAT WE'VE GROWN TO RECOGNIZE IS IN AS GREAT NEED AS YOUNGER CHILDREN ARE.))
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Vaccines are required from birth to about 12 years old.
Health officials say updating those shots for highly contagious diseases like chicken pox is prevention for future illness.
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((LIN YOUNG, RN/CBIP CHAIRPERSON: YOU DO HAVE SKIN LEASIONS THAT CAN LEAD TO SECONDARY INFECTIONS, SOME OF WHICH MAY STAY ON THE SKIN SOME OF WHICH MAY INVOLVE THE LUNGS LEADING TO PNEUMONIA AS WELL AS THE BRAIN LEADING ENCEPHALITIS.))
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[OUT Q=leading encephalitis]
Young says Hepatitis B can lead to liver cancer.
The free clinic continues tonight until 7 o'clock.
The next clinic will be held in October at the Roanoke County Health Department in Salem.
The project is a collaborative effort of the health department, Lewis-Gale, Carilion Medical Center for Children, CHIP
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your 120 seconds of sports. let start
on the diamond where Major League Baseball's divisional series began today. In the national league, Houston and San Diego are scoreless in the ___innning.
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In the American league, Mo Vaugn and the Boston red Sox would put a hurtin on the Cleveland Indians. In thte top of the first, with two men on base, Vaugn unloaded the first of his two homers on the day. He also connected on a two run
double to tie the American League record of 7 RBI's in a post season game. [SUPER=35-Boston/11/Cleveland/3;] A scar
y moment for Boston. Outtfielder Darren Lewis is hit in the head by Cleveland pitcher Jarrett Wright. Leiws would be okay. Sox win the playoff opener 11-3.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers woke up this morning with a huge headache courtesy of the detroit Lions.
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The Lions beat the Bucs 27-6 last night in Pontiac, Michigan. Tampa Bay simply shot itself in the foot. Trent Dilfer is intercepted by Bryant Westbrook who takes the rock in for a 34 yard touchdown.
Barry Sanders carried the ball 27 times and racked up 131 rushing yards on the evening for his second 100 plus rushing outing of the season.
But perhaps the highlight of the night was Rookie defensive back Terry Fair. He takes the kickoff in the fourth quarter and goes 105 yards for a touchdown. it's the longest TD run in Lions history. Detroit wins for the first time this season, both teams are now 1 and 3.
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Virginia Tech has had to play musical chairs with it's offensive players.
The Hokies are four and oh overall--two and oh in the Big East.
But at quarterback they're 1-and-2. Starter Al Clark missed Saturday's 27-7 win over Pittsburgh with a foot injury.
Backup Dave Myer separated his shoulder at the beginning of the second half.
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So in walked Nick Sorenson, quarterback turned safety and now it's back to Q-B.
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Coach Beamer says Clark will start practicing Thursday and hopefully be back on a regular practice schedule as the Hokies prepare for their October 8th meeting with Boston College.
Coming up tonight at six, we'll hear more from Tech plus Jeff Burton talks about the remaining races in this NASCAR
Smith Mountain Lake is gearing up for the annual homes' tour, all to benefit the Blue Ridge chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Patrick Evans says its a great opportunity to see each and every house by either land or sea.
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And finally tonight-- up, up, and away.
An air show today at Tunstall High School in Pittsylvania County mixed fun and learning.
Students watched model planes whizz through the sky.
They also saw an unusual aircraft-- a motor-powered parachute.
Averett College's aviation department flew a small engine plane over the football field.
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((BYRON ARCHER/TECHNOLOGY TEACHER: WE THOUGHT THE AIR SHOW WITH THE STUDENTS WATCHING THE MODEL AIRPLANES AND THE MAN TAKING OFF WITH PARA GLIDERS I BELIEVED HE CALLED IT WILL HOPEFULLY STIMULATE INTEREST AND THEM WHEN WE GET BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM DO SOME OF THE THINGS THAT TALK ABOUT WHY PLANES FLY WHY THE RADIOS WORK THAT TYPE OF THINGS.))
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[OUT Q=that type of thing.]
The air show was sponsored by Flights Unlimited, a model airplane club in Danville that competes in national competitions.