[va-Dennis]

[ANCHOR=mel]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Dennis aftermath]

What's left of Hurricane Dennis is drenching parts of Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hampton;]

[4:03:17]
The storm system has dumped several inches of rain on the commonwealth and spawned a tornado on Saturday in Hampton.
The twister damaged a senior citizens center and five apartment complexes. Dozens suffered minor injuries.
Damage is estimated at seven million dollars.
Governor Gilmore has asked President Clinton for federal disaster assistance.

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[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=afr]

ANDREW AD LIB [WXALERT/FULL] [WXPRO/FULL]

ANDREW TOSS BACK[Flooding]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-29 00:55:09]
[GRAPHIC=flooding]


Rising waters caused problems in Roanoke when some diesel tanks were washed downstream in the Roanoke River.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


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.
The contractor says he didn't expect the water to rise so quickly.
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[81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:09:50]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


The rain has also caused problems on the highways.
There were several accidents
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday;]

yesterday including... this one on interstate 81 near the Arcadia exit.
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 truck driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
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[Carvins-Cove]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:02:37]
[GRAPHIC=Dennis Aftermath]


But as the rain continues to fall, some drought stricken areas, like southwest Virginia, are finding a silver lining.
At last report, Carvins Cove, Roanoke's shrinking water supply, has actually risen 2.1 feet since Saturday Morning. And it could rise another foot today. The cove is currently 27.1 feet below the spillway.
Joy Sutton has reaction from city residents who have been living with mandatory water restrictions.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Tinker Creek]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove;:14]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Weingart/Roanoke Co. Resident;:26]
[SUPER=01-Debra Martin/Roanoke City Resident;:31]
[SUPER=@Joy1;1:05]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=JS News 7, Botetourt County]

((
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT Sound Tinker Creek]

(( NAT SOUND:TINKER CREEK))
[RUNS= 3]
[OUT Q=Nat sound]


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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[SOT 14:46:05]
[IN Q=I'm thinking]

((KELLY WEINGART: I'M THINKING IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE MUCH WATER SO I HOPE IT KEEPS RAINING FOR AWHILE))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUT Q=awhile]
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[SOT 14:41:43]
[IN Q=It kind of looked]

((DEBRA MARTIN: IT KIND OF LOOKED LIKE WHAT WE WERE EXPECTING. WE WERE KIND OF PREPARED FOR IT. I MEAN IT DOES LOOK REALLY BAD))
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[OUT Q=look really bad]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound tinker]

((NAT SOUND TINKER CREEK))
[RUNS= 3]
[OUT Q=nat sound tinker]


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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[SOT 14:42:00]
[IN Q=We're doing]

((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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[OUT Q=rain everyday]
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[SOT14:48:38]
[IN Q=Now it's up to]

((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))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=Botetourt Co.]))








[mubarak]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mideast Peace]


Two days after a Mideast peace agreement was signed in Egypt, there has been an assassination attempt on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (HAHS'-nee moo-BAH'-rahk).
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alexandria, Egypt;]

[10:17:51]
Mubarak suffered a slight injury in a stabbing attack today.
The government says security guards shot and killed the man.
Mubarak has survived at least three attempts on his life.
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[Israel]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mideast Peace]


And despite todays assassination attempt and two car bomb attacks yesterday in Israel, Palestinian and Israeli leaders are vowing that they will honor their commitments on the peace agreement.
Jesse Schulman reports from Tel Aviv.
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[SOT]

[10:02:08]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03- Erez Checkpoint, Israel;]
[SUPER=03-Tiberias, Israel;]
[SUPER=03-Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt;]
[SUPER=01- Saeb Ereikat/PLO;]
[SUPER=04-1996;]
[SUPER=01-Jesse Schulman/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Tel Aviv.]

((

(Super: Erez Checkpoint, Israel)
(Israel security today)

The Israeli police are stepping up security around the country this morning, and warning the public to be on the alert - in case yesterday's attacks are only the beginning. Today Israel is on edge.

(Super: Tiberias, Israel)
(Yesterday aftermath of bombing)

One car blew up on a busy street in the northern town of Tiberias, a second in a parking lot in the port city of Haifa. The physical damage was limited - the only fatalities were the attackers themselves. The political damage could be much more serious.
The attack came less than a full day after the festive signing of the latest Israeli-Palestinian accord...

(Super: Satuday: Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt)

The smiles of success now look slightly out of place - the fear is Islamic extremists could again reduce high-profile peacemaking to ruins.
Palestinian officials condemned the attack immediately.

SOT/. : THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY CONTINUES WITH ITS POLICY OF

ZERO TOLERANCE TO TERROR.

(Super: 1996)

But the ghost that's haunting the streets today, the wave of suicide attacks almost four year ago. Palestinian radicals killed scores of people, sent Israelis into a a state of near panic - and brought the peace process to its knees.

(Schulman O/C close): Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Barak is in a tough

spot today - pushing the peace process forward will be somewhere between hard on impossible if large-scale attacks resume. JS, CBSN, TA.))

[Timor]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In East Timor... where hundreds have reportedly been killed in post-election attacks... thousands of people are rushing to get out... or to seek refuge in the U-N compound.
Richard Roth has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Dili, East Timor;]
[SUPER=01-Ali Alatas/ Foreign Minister;]
[SUPER=01-Richard Roth/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS News, London.]

((
(SCRIPT)
(Super: Dili, East Timor)
(packing up and moving out - today pix)

NARR: THE UNITED NATIONS TODAY PULLED MORE THAN A HUNDRED OF ITS STAFF OUT OF EAST TIMOR, AND DOZENS OF JOURNALISTS JOINED THE EXODUS.

(c-130's in australia)

THE AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE ORGANIZED THE EVACUATION AND SAID MORE FLIGHTS COULD BE ARRANGED THIS WEEK.

(B&W: night vision camera)


VIOLENCE HAS BEEN TEARING THROUGH THE ISLAND TERRITORY, CLAIMED BY INDONESIA AS A PROVINCE FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS. LAST WEEK THE U-N SUPERVISED A REFERENDUM, AND ALMOST EIGHTY PERCENT OF THE EAST TIMORESE WHO VOTED, BACKED AN INDEPENDENCE PLAN.
INDONESIA'S GOVERNMENT PLEDGED TO RESPECT THE VOTE AND PROMISED TO PUT DOWN THE TERROR, BUT CRITICS SAY IT'S DOING NEITHER.
ARMED MILITIAS OPPOSED TO THE INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT HAVE HAD VIRTUAL FREE REIGN IN THE TERRITORY -- TODAY ATTACKING RED CROSS HEADQUARTERS AND THE RESIDENCE OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHBISHOP, WHERE SOME SIX THOUSAND PEOPLE HAD SOUGHT REFUGE. LEADERS IN THE WEST HAVE JOINED A CHORUS OF CRITICISM.

(Super: Saturday)
SOT CLINTON: i am very concerned about the continuing violence and the

people who lost the elections should recognize that they lost them fair and square...
NARR: INDONESIAN OFFICIALS ARE PLEADING FOR TIME, CLAIMING THEY'RE TRYING TO STOP THE VIOLENCE.

SOT ALI ALATAS/ FOREIGN MINISTER: give us the trust and give us the

confidence that we need in order to overcome this.
NARR: THE INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT'S REJECTED CALLS TO SEND U-N PEACEKEEPERS TO EAST TIMOR. THE ONLY PLAN MOVING FORWARD, IS TO PULL MORE FOREIGNERS OUT.

RICHARD ROTH CBS NEWS LONDON))[City-Manager]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-39 00:06:37]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Danville's former City Manager is being considered for a City Manager position in Kingsport, Tennessee.

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[VO-NAT 99-16 1:32:26]
[SUPER=04-File]

On June 30th Ray Griffin resigned from his position in Danville 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. No word on when a decision will be made.
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[Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=feedback]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The viewer mail this week brought a few comments on the assault trial of House candidate Al Bedrosian.
Here's Feedback, with assignment editor Joe McKean.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A juvenile and domestic]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Monday]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=McKean, News-7.]

(( 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.))


[Summer-movies]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The force was at the box office this summer... powering the nation's movie theaters to a Shag-a-delic summer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-20th Century Fox;]

[7:31:17]
Ticket sales from Memorial Day to Labor Day are estimated at just under 3 billion dollars -- a new record. Star Wars: Episode one -- The Phantom Menace.. was the biggest hit.. earning 420 million dollars.
Austin Powers shagged second.
Tarzan, Big Daddy, and the Mummy round out the top five.
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[WORK-STUDY]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Many Americans have this labor day off, but according to a United Nations study, some of us are working too hard and are at risk of burning out.
The study finds Americans work the longest hours in the industrialized world, even beating the Japanese.

Europeans are further behind.[Jordan-Knight]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=99-36]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Concert arenas are selling out around the world for performances by Backstreet Boys and N'Sync.
A decade ago New Kids on the Block started the boy band phenomena.
And now former member Jordan Knight is making music again, this time on his own.
We caught up with him before a concert in Charlotte.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1990; :00]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :20]
[SUPER=01-Jordan Knight/Singer; :42]
[SUPER=04-Interscope Records; 1:32]
[RUNS=2:10]
[OUT Q=NOT GOING TO WORK.]

((
New Kids on the Block hit the scene in the late 80's, here's the group performing in Roanoke in 1990.
Thanks to slick management, savy marketing and tens of thousands of female fans, New Kids became the most successful boy band of all time.
But the fans grew up and the group broke up in 1994. (nats of Jordan)
Some five years later the heartthrob of the group, Jordan knight, is back on stage.
He has a new album and a single that's already gone platinum.
"[2:10:00]
JORDAN KNIGHT: COMING BACK FROM A LONG HIATUS FROM THE PUBLIC, IT'S COOL TO GO OUT THERE AND GET THE RECEPTION I'M GETTING."
Nats of N'Sync-
And Knight has returned to familiar territory, opening up for N'Sync and perhaps passing on some words of wisdom.

"KNIGHT: I BELIEVE THEY WOULD SAY AND ALL THE BACKSTREET BOYS WOULD SAY THEY WERE INSPIRED BY US AND THAT'S A COMPLIMENT TO ME AND REST OF THE GUYS."
And being away from the guys gives knight creative control.
"[ 2:12:59-] JORDAN KNIGHT: IF I WANT A LYRIC IN A SONG, OR A DANCE STEP I CAN DO EXACTLY WHAT I WANT TO DO, I DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH FOUR OTHER PEOPLE, SO THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF DOING THE SOLO THING, GET ALL YOUR IDEAS OUT THERE."
[NATS OF NEW SINGLE 2:18:59]
One of those ideas is remaking the Prince song "I could never take the place of your man,"
with a slower tempo. [more nats] 2:14:55 JORDAN KNIGHT: THE REASON I SLOWED IT DOWN IS BECAUSE IF TRY TO DO IT LIKE PRINCE IT'S NOT GOING TO WORK.))


[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Jordan Knight tours next in Europe, South America and Asia.


[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-50 (5:35)]
[GRAPHIC=Darlington Logo]


Jeff Burton received the Winston's one million dollar bonus when he won the rain shortened Southern 500 at Darlington .
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/ESPN; :]


The first caution of the day came out on lap 51 when Jerry Nadeau gets a flat tire and hits the wall and then hits Mike Skinner.
Jeremy Mayfield would than pass Dave Marcis to move into the lead with 275 laps to go.
Then a couple of cautions slowed the race. Elliott Sadler gets into the back of Steve Grissom sending him into the wall. He collected several cars in the crash. Dale Jarrett and Terry Labonte made it safely through the rush hour traffic.
Jeff Burton, who had the fastest car on the track, would pass Jarrett and take his first lead of the day-- Burton led at the halfway mark.
The race was moving along until lap 245. That's when rain hit the track and NASCAR officials red flagged the race for about 20 minutes.
After a second delay the cars returned to the track for several laps under caution but NASCAR called it giving Burton a sweep at Darlington. He also won the Transouth 500 in March which was also shortened by rain.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Frank made...]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Southern 500 Winner; :]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=....best car won."]
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[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Ward Burton was second followed by Mark Martin. Points Leader Dale Jarrett was 16-th.

[S-Comets]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-39 (2:03:47)]
[GRAPHIC=WNBA]


The Houston Comets won their third straight W-N-B-A championship beating New York 59 to 47.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/NBC SPORTS; :]


The Liberty tried to come up with some good plays before game time.
And New York comes out smoking Sophia Witherspoon hits the jumper in the lane and the Liberty led 13 to 8.
But the Comets answer Cheryl Swoopes scores three of her 11 points in the game hitting this one from deep.
[SUPER=34-Houston/59/New York/47/;]


Cynthia Cooper led the Comets with 24 points and Houston gets the three peat with the 59 to 47 win.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-37 (1:46:11)]
[GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO]


Arizona scored three unearned runs in the ninth to beat Atlanta 7 to 5.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/KTVK; :]


Andres Galarraga back in the Braves dugout.
The Diamondbacks trailed by a run in the ninth. Then Tony Womack hits this single to left field scoring a runner and the game was tied at 5 to 5.
[SUPER=36-Arizona/7/Atlanta/5/;]


Then Luis Gonzalez comes up with this single to right field two runners round the bases to score and Arizona holds on to beat the Braves by a score of 7 to 5.
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[S-Orioles]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-44 (1:08:27)]
[GRAPHIC=Orioles/Indians]


Jim Thome homered and scored four runs to lead Cleveland to a 15 to 7 win over Baltimore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/WUAB; :]


The game was delayed 90 minutes because of rain.
The Indians took the lead for good in the top of the third. Manny Ramirez belts this two run homer over the right field wall to make it 4 to 2 Cleveland.
[SUPER=35-Cleveland/15/Baltimore/7/;]


Still in the third, Thome gets all of this pitch sending it over the right field wall for a solo homer and the Indians rout the Orioles 15 to 7.
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