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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The effects we'll be feeling from Hurricane Dennis are mainly gusty winds arond 25 miles an hour and higher....
Meanwhile, a large area of high pressure will keep our temperatures unseasonably cool today.
The complete weather story, coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Dennis]


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Good Morning, I' m Melanie Moon.
Strong winds and rain from Hurricane Dennis are hitting the North Carolina coast.
Rain has fallen in some areas of the southern coast at the rate of almost three inches-an-hour.
Winds are gusting up to 80 miles-an-hour.
At last report Dennis was about 100 miles south-southwest of Cape Lookout, North Carolina.
Terisa Estacio joins us from Atlantic Beach with an update.
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The eye of Hurricane Dennis may never touch land, but it's still stirring up high winds heavy rain and fear. Residents along the Carolina coast are getting a small taste of what could be Dennis ever comes ashore.
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Max Mayfield/National Hurricane Center "We are expecting the winds to be approaching major hurricane strength. It is a category 2 hurricane right now with 105 mile per hour winds. We could see it strengthen over the next couple of days or so."
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Forecasts like this are keeping emergency personnel on overdrive, coordinating plans for coastal residents. A mandatory evacuation is now in effect along the fragile barrier islands of the North Carolina coast...150-thousand people have been put on alert as Hurricane Dennis makes his way north. But before they hit the road, many residents boarded up their homes. They know that forecasts are not always right and don't want to leave anything to chance.
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DAN SUMMERS/Coastal Resident "Don't be complacent, there is too much chance for intensity, increasing intensity, there too much of a great chance for the variation in the forecast. S/Myrtle Beach, SC
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Further down the coast in Myrtle Beach, businesses are also boarding up. Normally they'd be preparing for the onslaught of labor day tourists, but Dennis seems to be cutting summer short.))
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Still no word on the identity of the body found in Christiansburg yesterday morning.
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A passing driver discovered the man lying on North Harless Street.
It happened a few feet away from Clara Hopkins' House.
Her son John says someone may be trying to change the quiet reputation of this neighborhood.
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((JOHN HOPKINS: IT'S LIKE SOMEONE IS TRYING TO TELL US SOMETHING, THIS NEIGHBORHOOD MAY BE QUIET. BUT THERE IS PEOPLE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD WHO DON'T WANT IT QUIET))
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The Hopkins family says they hope authorities will figure out what happened and who is responsible.
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22- year old Jason Sanders Wolfe of Route 4 in Wytheville faces a murder charge.
Wolfe was arrested after deputies answered a disturbance call in the Stony Fork area of Wythe County and discovered a victim, who apparently died from a blow to the head.
The victim's name is being held until the family can be notified.
Wolfe is held at the New River Regional Jail without bond.

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The search continues for a man wanted in connection with the murder of 19 year -old Prentice Jordan last weekend.
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Police say 23 year old Timothy Buford is armed and dangerous..
Authorities have received information that he has made threats to kill other people and himself. [TAKE CRIMESTOPPERS FULL SCREEN]
Police are asking anyone with information on Buford's whereabouts to call the Roanoke City Crime Line at 344-8500.

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In sports, the Baltimore Orioles went to Motor City and won...big time.
Roy Stanley has the results.
Good Morning Roy.
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Hurricane Dennis is weaving and bobbing along the coast of North Carolina this morning.
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[4:00:47]
But forecasters say the eye may not make landfall.
And while the southeastern U-S worries about a Hurricane,
[SUPER=03-Near San Bernadino, CA;]

[4:06:07] out west they're fighting fires.
Southern California firefighters have been working through the night battling several out of control wildfires.
Officials say some two-thousand acres have burned in the San Bernadino National Forest.
That fire is now 50 percent contained.
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[Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A viewer voiced concern this week over changes at a Roanoke medical group.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
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((The doctors at Carilion Internal Medicine are leaving, one telling us he was forced to leave. Carilion said this wasn't "an adversarial process", that the company is just trying to keep up with changes in healthcare administration.
A viewer from Hardy [J. Gordon] wrote:
"The recent dismissal of the doctors at Internal Medicine has just left me completely bewildered. We, as the public, are expected to pay (high) prices for health care to Carilion and all like it. These doctors were released because they made the ill fated mistake of spending too much time with their patients. When I am Ill, I want my doctor's full attention. Yes, it may take longer because he or she is spending that same quality time with the patient before me, but I know that my time is coming...To the giants of Carilion, I ask you, what will you think when this happens to you or your loved one?"
We welcome your comments on our news coverage or issues of public concern and interest.
Send your letters to News-7, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
If you prefer to send a fax, the number is 540-343-7269.
Our e-mail address is news@wdbj7.com.
And be sure to check out our moderated on-line forum at our web site, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7. ))


[Health-Check]


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In medical news, complacency about AIDS means greater risk for some groups.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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(( THERE IS NEW HOPE TODAY FOR THE FOUR MILLION AMERICANS WHO HAVE HEPATITIS C....THE REASON FOR ABOUT HALF THE LIVER TRANSPLANTS PERFORMED EACH YEAR IN THIS COUNTRY.
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DOCTORS WITH THE INTERNATIONAL LIVER TRANSPLANTATION SOCIETY SAY THAT PATIENTS WITH THE POTENTIALLY DEADLY DISEASE CAN GET LIVERS FROM DONORS THAT HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO HEPATITIS.
A JUST RELEASED STUDY FOUND THESE LIVERS DO NOT ADVERSELY AFFECT PEOPLE DYING FROM THE DISEASE.
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THE FACE OF AIDS IS CHANGING. THIS WORD COMES FROM DOCTORS AT THE NATIONAL H-I-V PREVENTION CONFERENCE IN ATLANTA.
RESEARCHERS FOUND THE DISEASE IS TAKING A GREATER TOLL ON WOMAN AND MINORITIES, ESPECIALLY BLACKS, WHO ARE BECOMING INFECTED AT RECORD RATES.
IN THE MID 19-80'S, BLACKS REPRESENTED ABOUT 25% OF ALL NEW CASES. TODAY THAT NUMBER HAS RISEN TO 45%.
DOCTORS ALSO WARN THAT THERE IS A GROWING COMPLACENCY ABOUT THE DISEASE, ESPECIALLY AMONG THOSE MOST AT RISK.
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AND AMERICANS ARE TAKING MORE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. THIS ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DRUG STORE CHAINS.
THE GROUP ESTIMATES THAT NEARLY 3 BILLION PRESCRIPTIONS WILL BE FILLED THIS YEAR...THAT'S A 9 PERCENT INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR.
AMONG THE TOP SELLING DRUGS ARE ANTI-DEPRESSANTS. 17% PERCENT MORE HAVE BEEN SOLD THIS YEAR THAN IN 19-98.
ONCAM-MIKA
AND THATS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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It looks like southeastern states like South and North Carolina may avoid the worst of Hurricane Dennis.
It's currently skirting the coastline, packing winds in excess of one hundred miles an hour.
Some forecasters are predicting that it won't touch land and will make a northeast turn further out into the Atlantic.
But many coastal residents aren't taking any chances, they're boarding up their homes and heading inland.
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There's cautious hope -- but fear of shifting winds -- as firefighters across the West try to control dozens of wildfires.
In California, one house has been destroyed near Lake Arrowhead, near Los Angeles, in a blaze that's devoured over 16-thousand acres.
Officials say some other structures were destroyed.
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And in Christiansburg, police have not released the name of the man killed over the weekend in what may have been a hit and run accident.
The body of a man was found on a neighborhood street early yesterday morning.
One resident who saw the body said it appeared that the victim have been dragged by a vehicle.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, August 30.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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Hurricane Dennis is closing in on the North Carolina coast this morning.
It's currently skirting the coastline, packing winds in excess of one hundred miles an hour.
Some forcasters are predicting that it wont touch land and will make a northeast turn further out into the Atlantic.
But many coastal residents aren't taking any chances.
Terisa Estacio has the latest from Atlantic Beach.
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The eye of Hurricane Dennis may never touch land, but it's still stirring up high winds heavy rain and fear. Residents along the Carolina coast are getting a small taste of what could be Dennis ever comes ashore.
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Max Mayfield/National Hurricane Center "We are expecting the winds to be approaching major hurricane strength. It is a category 2 hurricane right now with 105 mile per hour winds. We could see it strengthen over the next couple of days or so."
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Forecasts like this are keeping emergency personnel on overdrive, coordinating plans for coastal residents. A mandatory evacuation is now in effect along the fragile barrier islands of the North Carolina coast...150-thousand people have been put on alert as Hurricane Dennis makes his way north. But before they hit the road, many residents boarded up their homes. They know that forecasts are not always right and don't want to leave anything to chance.
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DAN SUMMERS/Coastal Resident "Don't be complacent, there is too much chance for intensity, increasing intensity, there too much of a great chance for the variation in the forecast. S/Myrtle Beach, SC
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Further down the coast in Myrtle Beach, businesses are also boarding up. Normally they'd be preparing for the onslaught of labor day tourists, but Dennis seems to be cutting summer short.))

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A 22-year old Wytheville man faces a murder charge.
Deputies arrested Jason Sanders Wolfe after answering a disturbance call in the Stony Fork area of Wythe County and discovering a victim, who apparently died from a blow to the head.
The victim's name is being held until the family can be notified.
Wolfe is held in the New River Regional Jail without bond.

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Christiansburg police are still not releasing any additional information about the man found dead in the street yesterday morning.
Residents of the otherwise quiet neighborhood were shocked at the discovery.
Joy Sutton has details.
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(( A trace of blood remains on North Harless Street where a man's body was found.
It happened a few feet away from Clara Hopkins House.
She says no one in her family heard any noise but woke up to find police lights flashing outside their windows.
Hopkins says she was surprised to see a covered body lying in the street.
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Hopkins says her son John went outside to get a closer look at the body.
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John says the trail of blood down the street makes him believe the man may have been hit and dragged by a vehicle.

He says someone may be trying to change the quiet reputation of this neighborhood.
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((JOHN HOPKINS: IT'S LIKE SOMEONE IS TRYING TO TELL US SOMETHING, THIS NEIGHBORHOOD MAY BE QUIET. BUT THERE IS PEOPLE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD WHO DON'T WANT IT QUIET)) [RUNS8]
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The Hopkins family says they hope authorities will find whoever is responsible for this incident.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Christiansburg.))
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Roanoke police are still asking for help in the search for a man wanted in connection with the murder of 19 year -old Prentice Jordan last weekend.
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[TAKE BUFORD FULL SCREEN]
Police say 23 year old Timothy Buford is armed and dangerous..
Authorities have received information that he has made threats to kill other people and himself. [TAKE CRIMESTOPPERS FULL SCREEN]
Police are asking anyone with information on Buford's whereabouts to call the Roanoke City Crime Line at 344-8500.

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Bank of America makes its debut in Roanoke today.
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The 10 Nations Bank offices in Roanoke will officially make the change.
New signs are up throughout the city reflecting the merger between NationsBank and the BankAmerica Corporation.
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[On Record]
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((Archive: putter guy golf))

[Africa-storms]


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A freak storm has killed at least four people and left thousands homeless in Cape Town, South Africa.
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[4;08:51]
Most of the damage is concentrated in one of the poorest areas of Cape Town.
Gale force winds caused a number of buildings, including apartment blocks, to collapse.
Police believe some 5-thousand have been left without homes.
Rescue workers have been wading through debris, looking for victims.
Experts say the storm may have been a tornado.
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Internet addicts have a new source of help-- and of course it's on the web.
Eric Earnhart has more in WebWatch.
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Researchers at the University of Michigan looked for online information about one particular form of cancer... and found many sites listing experimental treatment... six percent were misleading or completely wrong.
Doctors conclude patients CAN find good medical information online, if they use caution.

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((DR. SYBIL BIERMAN/UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CANCER CENTER; OVERALL WE FOUND IT WAS PRETTY GOOD INFORMATION, HOWEVER WE FOUND SOME SERIOUS MIS-INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET THAT COULD BE QUITE SCARY TO PARENTS OF PATIENTS WHO HAD THIS PARTICULAR CANCER.))

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Are you addicted to the internet? You can find out, online. The Center for On Line Addiction has an internet addiction test that will tell you if you've got a problem... if you do, they'll tell you how to get help.

If you're addicted to snack-food, this site could be a problem... snax-dot-com devoted to all things salty and crunchy.... check out the recipe page... make some potato-chip chicken, or potato chip and pretzel pie. And visit the history site and pay homage to the inventor of the chip... a New York cook who discovered them while playing a joke on a grumpy customer.

Burn off those calories with a little safari... At Africa-Dot-Com, journey through a huge photo-gallery, filled with breathtaking images, check out a live view of Capetown's Table Mountain, or hit the map and plan a real safari.

For links to these sites, click on WebWatch on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ-seven-dot-com.))

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In sports, Tiger Woods won again yesterday-- making it five wins for the season.
Here's Roy Stanley with more.
Good Morning Roy.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A 22- year old Wytheville man faces a murder charge.
Police arrested Jason Sanders Wolfe after answering a disturbance call in the Stony Fork area of Wythe County.
That's where authorities discovered the victim.
The victim's name is being withheld until the family can be notified.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Still no word on the identity of the body found in Christiansburg yesterday morning.
A passing driver discovered the man lying on North Harless Street.
Neighbors say someone may be trying to change the quiet reputation of the neighborhood.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Bank of America makes its debut in the Roanoke Valley today.
The 10 Nations Banks in Roanoke got new signs to reflect the merger between NationsBank and the BankAmerica Corporation.
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