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Five vehicles .. five people hurt .. in the latest accident along Interstate 81.

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It happened near the Arcadia exit around 7 last night.
State police say a southbound car crossed, the median striking another vehicle head-on.
A tractor-trailor then hit the those two vehicles and a pick-up truck was also struck.
Donald Dewald tried to avoid the accident by driving his tanker into the median, but the tanker overturned.
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((DONALD DEWALD/TANKER DRIVER: HE JUST SHOT UP ACROSS THE INTERSTATE AND HIT THEM CARS. THERE WAS NO PLACE FOR NOBODY TO GO))
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Traffic was backed-up for several hours on the interstate while the vehicles were being removed.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Authorities are resuming their search this morning for a man who's believed to have drowned in Claytor Lake.
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Rescue crews received the call around six last night.
Investigators say the man and a relative were boating in the Snowville area and jumped in to swim.
When their boat started to float away, the two began swimming toward it.
Investigators say it was around then the man started to have trouble swimming and disappeared.
The area rescue crews are searching is extremely deep.
For that reason, state police, who have more experience and equipment than local volunteers, were asked to handle the underwater search.
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((LEE SIMPKINS/SNOWVILLE FIRE CHIEF: WHERE WE'RE LOOKING AT IS IN EXCESS OF A HUNDRED FOOT AND IT IS THE OLD RIVER CHANNEL AND, OF COURSE, NO VISIBILITY EXCEPT WITH THEIR LIGHTS AND STUFF.))
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State police are bringing in more divers to help with the the search this morning.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The search for a 37-year-old man who drown in the New River last night was also hampered by darkness.
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When rescue crews resumed their search this morning-- Alfred Lusk's body was found around eight thirty.
Lusk was fishing with relatives in the New River-- near Hazel Hollow Road in Pulaski County.
Investigators say sometime around nine PM he was apparently trying to cross the New River, slipped on a rock and fell in the water.
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Investigators believe Lusk, who's from West Virginia, may have been dragged under by the current.


[7E-Forest-Fire]


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Dangerous heat and dry conditions are keeping firefighters busy in Rockbridge County.
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Three forest fires lit up parts of the George Washington National Forest over the weekend.
Firefighters and the US Forest Service have been working to contain a fire burning 15 acres atop Elephant Mountain near Buena Vista.
The two other fires are under control. One blaze engulfed 23 acres of Lone Mountain also near Buena Vista, and the other covered three acres in Snowden, between Glasgow and Big Island.
Over 1-hundred firefighters are working to keep the fires under control and a helicopter is on site with water drops to help drown out the fire.
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((THE FIRES THAT WE'RE W\HAVING RIGHT NOW ARE NOT TERRIBLY BAD.. THEY ARE FAIRLY SMALL. THEY'RE JUSE IN REALLY RUGGES CONDITIONS. IT'S TAKING A LOT OF CREW WORK TO GET THE FIRES PUT OUT.))
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No personal property or structures are endangered by the fires.
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[7 Weather] [Anchor-Kim] [newscast-cutin] [writer-spa] [tape] [graphic]
Now taking a look at your weather...we will see a break from the humidity with a light wind, temperatures will beinthe low-to-mid 80's. Tonight will be clear and pleasant with temperatures in the low-to-mid- 60's.
The extended outlook....


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[Birthdays] Tuesday:

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[45NY-Garbage]


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Arguments begin today in Richmond federal court concerning a lawsuit challenging Virginia's new garbage import laws.
The original lawsuit was brought by Waste Management, which operates five Virginia landfills.
Virginia officials say New York City belongs in the case because it produces much of the trash that Waste Management carries.
A federal judge must decide whether New York will become part of the case.



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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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It was a busy and extremely hot weekend for firefighters in Rockbridge county--
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[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


Three forest fires lit up parts of the George Washington National Forest over the weekend.
Firefighters and the US Forest Service have been working to contain a fire burning 15 acres atop Elephant Mountain near Buena Vista.
The two other fires are under control. One blaze engulfed 23 acres of Lone Mountain also near Buena Vista, and the other covered three acres in Snowden, between Glasgow and Big Island.
Over 1-hundred firefighters are working to keep the fires under control and a helicopter is on site with water drops to help drown out the fire.
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((THE FIRES THAT WE'RE W\HAVING RIGHT NOW ARE NOT TERRIBLY BAD.. THEY ARE FAIRLY SMALL. THEY'RE JUSE IN REALLY RUGGES CONDITIONS. IT'S TAKING A LOT OF CREW WORK TO GET THE FIRES PUT OUT.))
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No personal property or structures are endangered by the fires.
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[45L'burg-Damage]


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Not fire, but storms created lots of work for clean-up crews near Lynchburg yeseterday.
Thousands of customers were also left without power.
Joy Sutton reports.
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((This large tree was uprooted out of the ground during the rain...blocking the street on Old Wright Shop Road.
It hit power lines leaving residents in this neighborhood without power for more than 10 hours.
Teon Burford was in his room when the tree fell, he says the storm was like nothing he had seen before.
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((TEON BURFORD: IT FELT LIKE THE HOUSE AND GROUND WERE SHAKING. THE SKY WAS LIKE AN ORGANISH COLOR. IT LOOKED LIKE A TORNADO. THE TREE WAS SHAKING BACK AND FORTH. I COULDN'T DESCRIBE IT))
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A V-DOT crew is now trying to remove the tree, and has been working for more than 15 hours.
The storm also left it's mark on River Road...more trees falling on power lines...and often breaking in half.
Billboards were even ripped down.
AEP says about 15-thousand customer lost power during the storm.
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((LARRY JACKSON/AEP: THE DAMAGE WAS SCATTERED ALTHOUGH THE STORM SEEMED TO FOLLOW THE JAMES RIVER AND SPREAD OUT INTO THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND VALLEY AND THE DAMAGE A LOT OF TREE AND WHERE YOU HAD GREAT BIG TREES DAMAGED A LOT OF LINES))
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A-E-P is now working around the clock fixing damaged lines and restoring power to homes.
Joy Sutton, News7, Madison Heights.))




[45Weather] [Anchor-Kim] [newscast-cutin] [writer-spa] [tape] [graphic]
Taking a break from the news to check weather...
Cooler and less humid today, with a bit of a breeze.
Look for highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Clearing and rather pleasant overnight, with lows in the low to mid 60s.
The five day outlook shows....


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[881-Accident]


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Another accident along Interstate 81 near Arcadia Sunday. It's the latest of several in that stretch of highway.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


The accident involved five vehicles which left five people hurt. It happened around seven last night.
State police say a southbound car crossed the median striking another vehicle head-on.
A tractor-trailor then hit the those two vehicles and a pick-up truck was also struck.
Traffic was backed-up for several hours on the interstate while the vehicles were being removed.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Powerful storms ripped through the Lynchburg area Saturday evening. So yesterday meant plenty of clean up work.


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This large tree was uprooted out of the ground during the rain...blocking the street on Old Wright Shop Road.
It hit power lines leaving residents in this neighborhood without power for more than 10 hours.
The storm also left it's mark on River Road...more trees falling on power lines...and often breaking in half.
Billboards were even ripped down.
AEP says about 15-thousand customer lost power during the storm.
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[8NY-Garbage]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Virginia enjoys out of state vistors, but what about out-of state trash.
A federal judge in Richmond is expected to hear arguments today .. on a lawsuit challenging Virginia's new garbage import laws.
The original suit was brought by Waste Management, which operates five Virginia landfills.
Virginia officials say New York City belongs in the case because it produces much of the trash that Waste Management carries.
A federal judge must decide whether New York will become part of the case.



[8Va-Tech]


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According to published reports, the NC-Double A is reviewing Virginia Tech's minority student-athlete programs.



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Reports say the NCAA is requiring the athletic department to develop a "minority opportunity plan" 14 point 3-percent of Tech's undergraduate students during the 1998-99 school year were minorities.
The reports indicate that the department vowes to hire additional minority staff members and to address the needs and issues affecting minority athletes.
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[8WebWatch]


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A new kind of WebCam has gone world wide..
and the internet industry offers a new alternative to watching the web..
Details in WebWatch.
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It's a major effort by the internet industry to police itself.
GetNetWise is sponsored by the Internet Education Foundation.
It includes a four parts... a safety guide for parents.
Tools for families, including links to filtering and monitering software.
Kid-friendly education and entertainment sites.
and online emergency links, telling you who to call or e-mail if you suspect trouble.

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((ERNIE ALLEN/NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN; THERE IS NO OTHER PLACE ON LINE THAT PROVIDES PARENTS WITH THIS MUCH INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO RESPOND IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.))
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Links to Getnetwise will be included on most major U.S. based internet access sites.


Information about Community Services in the Roanoke Valley is online at the Council of Community Services website.

Learn more about programs such as the Aids Council, Volunteer Roanoke Valley, the Family Violence Council and several child care programs.
There's also a new community calender so you can keep track of the various meetings and events.
You've seen webcam sites where you watch people on their computers... Well this site CLAIMS to be watching you, clicking a picture of you while you look into the screen. We'll let you find out for yourself if it really works... don't forget to fix your hair first.
For links to all these sites, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ-7-dot-com.))

[8Weather] [Anchor-Kim] [newscast-cutin] [writer-spa] [tape] [graphic]
Time again to look at the Monday forecast...
We're looking forward to a day with less humidity and cooler high temperatures in the mid to upper 80s.
Clear skies and rather pleasant overnight temperatures with lows in the 60s.
The extended forecast....

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