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A sex scandal involving the White House is brewing..
this one involved the internet, and applesauce...
And what's Monica Lewinsky doing these days?
Eric Earnhart has details in this week's Web Watch.
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It began when someone turned the domain Whitehouse-dot-com into a hard-core porn site, complete with intern-jokes...
But Virginia-based National Fruit Products Company was not amused, they make White House Apple juice and sauce... they filed a lawsuit saying the porn-site site tarnishes their trademark. The x-rated site is fighting back.

By the way, if you're wondering where Monica is these days... she's online, launching a new website called The Real Monica Incorporated.
She's selling handbags she designed when she was forced to learn how to knit to deal with the boredom of living in seclusion.

Hotmail is back and says everything is ok now... several days ago a gaping security hole allowed a hacker to set up a site offering password-free access to anyone's account... Microsoft says it's fixed now.

If you missed Saturday's tech game, catch the next one online... at Hokiesports.dot.com, pull up a live web cast of the contest.... two web cams watch both sides of the field, and while it's hard to make out a lot of details, live stats let you know exactly what's going on.

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


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Taking a look now at the News 7 viewer mailbag.
It was full of comments about the assault trial of House candidate Al Bedrosian.
Here's Feedback, with assignment editor Joe McKean.
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(( A juvenile and domestic relations judge in Salem dismissed the charges against Bedrosian, saying while he may have technically been guilty of assault, this was a case that should have been settled out of court.
A viewer in Rocky Mount [Carole Muncy] wrote:
I am amazed that the assault of a child carries less penalty than the assault of an adult person. Mr. Bedrosian had no right to spank that child. If the child was causing a problem, he could have picked up his infant and walked away, addressing his problem to security and letting him handle it.
The judge shows even poorer judgment than Mr. Bedrosian. I'm not surprised the mother left with no comment - I would have been speechless with disgust myself. Perhaps Mr. Bedrosian can provide the public with a list of people that, in his esteemed view, need disciplining, then the public can decide if they want to vote for him.
Here's how to get your comments about the news on the air.
The mailing address is PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 540-343-7269.
The e-mail address is news@wdbj7.com.
And you may take part in a moderated on-line forum on our web site, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


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Taking a look now at your holiday weather...it'll continue to rain through the morning giving way to scattered showers later. Temps will be in the mid 70's. Tonight will be partly cloudy with patchy fog, temps will be in the low-to-mid 60's.



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The Pearisburg Walmart is closed indefinitely due to a fire yesterday.
It happened in the Lawn and Garden department.
Cedar Chips and charcoal in the section of the store were feeding the flames.
The fire was contained to that area, but smoke damage did affect the inside of the store.
No one was injured.
There's no word yet on the cause.


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Danville's former City Manager may have a new job. is being considered for a City Manager position in Kingsport, Tennessee.
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Ray Griffin is being considered for the City manager post in, Tennessee.
On June 30th Griffin resigned from his Danville job after coming under fire from members of city council.
Right now the city of Kingsport is negotiating a salary package and conducting a background check before offering him the job.
Kingsport officials say Griffin will be taking a salary cut--in Danville he made 108 thousand dollars a year.
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The remnants of Tropical storm Dennis have moved in southwest Virginia.
As the rain fell yesterday, rising water washed some diesel tanks downstream in the Roanoke River.
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It happened near the Hanna's Court Trailer Park.
The tanks were part of a construction project, where workers have been pumping water out of a section of the river.
High water over-ran a temporary dam, flooding the pumps and washing away the tanks.
Officials say the tanks were sealed, and did NOT leak.
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But the rain is good news for Carvins Cove.
Its currently 28.3 feet below the spillway.
That's up more than 10 inches from Friday and it will probably rise another foot today.
Joy Sutton has more.
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Tinker Creek was roaring ... as water poured down stream as the raindrops continued to fall.
This is good news for Carvins Cove ... since this creek is one of its main sources of water.
All the rain this holiday weekend made Carvins Cove a popular spot with many people wanting to see if the rain was making any difference as it poured down on them and our camera.
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((KELLY WEINGART: I'M THINKING IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE MUCH WATER SO I HOPE IT KEEPS RAINING FOR AWHILE))
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This is the most rain Tinker creek has seen in awhile... and it's already helping to fill the cove.
And for residents of Roanoke City they say any rain is beneficial ... as they continue to face mandatory water restrictions.
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((DEBRA MARTIN: WE'RE DOING OUR PART NOT USING AS MUCH WATER AS WE HAVE TO. SO WE'RE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT IT. AND WE'RE PRAYING FOR RAIN EVERYDAY.))
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: NOW IT'S UP TO MOTHER NATURE TO GIVE CARVINS THE RAIN BY IT AND ROANOKE CITY DESPERATELY NEED. JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7, BOTETOURT COUNTY))
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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast....
There's a flash flood watch in effect for several counties along the blue ridge. There's a slight risk of small creek and stream flooding today.
Expect the rain showers to slowly taper off this afternoon with the New River Valley starting to dry out first.
The extended forecast has a chance for more rain tomorrow afternoon as a cold front comes through. The rest of the week looks cooler than normal.
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What's left of Dennis has moved into Virginia, dumping lost of rain.
That's made road conditions slick.
There were several
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accidents yesterday including... this one that happened on interstate 81 near the Arcadia exit around 10 yesterday morning.
The driver of this tractor trailer was traveling southbound when he lost control and slid into the median strip and jack knifed.
Debris then flew into the northbound lanes blowing out one vehicles window.
The driver of the tractor trailer suffered only minor injuries.
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The rain is helping Carvins Cove.
Its currently 28.3 feet below the spillway.
That's up more than 10 inches from Friday and it will probably rise another foot today.
That's great news for Roanoke city residents who have been forced to conserve water.
Joy Sutton has more.
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Tinker Creek was roaring ... as water poured down stream as the raindrops continued to fall.
This is good news for Carvins Cove ... since this creek is one of its main sources of water.
All the rain this holiday weekend made Carvins Cove a popular spot with many people wanting to see if the rain was making any difference as it poured down on them and our camera.
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((KELLY WEINGART: I'M THINKING IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE MUCH WATER SO I HOPE IT KEEPS RAINING FOR AWHILE))
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This is the most rain Tinker creek has seen in awhile... and it's already helping to fill the cove.
And for residents of Roanoke City they say any rain is beneficial ... as they continue to face mandatory water restrictions.
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((DEBRA MARTIN: WE'RE DOING OUR PART NOT USING AS MUCH WATER AS WE HAVE TO. SO WE'RE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT IT. AND WE'RE PRAYING FOR RAIN EVERYDAY.))
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: NOW IT'S UP TO MOTHER NATURE TO GIVE CARVINS THE RAIN BY IT AND ROANOKE CITY DESPERATELY NEED. JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7, BOTETOURT COUNTY))
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Taking a look now at the News 7 viewer mailbag.
It was full of comments about the assault trial of House candidate Al Bedrosian.
Here's Feedback, with assignment editor Joe McKean.
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(( A juvenile and domestic relations judge in Salem dismissed the charges against Bedrosian, saying while he may have technically been guilty of assault, this was a case that should have been settled out of court.
A viewer in Rocky Mount [Carole Muncy] wrote:
I am amazed that the assault of a child carries less penalty than the assault of an adult person. Mr. Bedrosian had no right to spank that child. If the child was causing a problem, he could have picked up his infant and walked away, addressing his problem to security and letting him handle it.
The judge shows even poorer judgment than Mr. Bedrosian. I'm not surprised the mother left with no comment - I would have been speechless with disgust myself. Perhaps Mr. Bedrosian can provide the public with a list of people that, in his esteemed view, need disciplining, then the public can decide if they want to vote for him.
Here's how to get your comments about the news on the air.
The mailing address is PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 540-343-7269.
The e-mail address is news@wdbj7.com.
And you may take part in a moderated on-line forum on our web site, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))


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Your holiday forecast has moderate to heavy rain showers-- especially this morning. Rains will be heaviest today in the eastern part of the viewing area. Expect scattered showers late in the day before rain finally ends tonight. The five day forecast has a chance of rain tomorrow and then again on Thursday and Friday.
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